Junior Explorer Camp – June 19-23

Lewis & Clark SHS 1 Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford, IL, United States

Here is your chance to join the Lewis & Clark Expedition and become a full-fledged member of the Junior Explorers. Learn the history of the Lewis & Clark Expedition by training at Camp River Dubois, their first Winter Encampment. Applicants should be prepared to train as a member of the Expedition by bettering their frontier […]

Hummingbird Festival – July 8

Lewis & Clark SHS 1 Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford, IL, United States

Hummingbird Festival July 8, 2023 Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, in cooperation with the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders, will be catching and banding hummingbirds. Experts will discuss hummingbirds, the banding process, and how to encourage these gorgeous birds to visit your yard. Opportunities to "adopt" and release banded hummingbirds are on a […]

A History of Pies with Catherine Lambrecht

Lewis & Clark SHS 1 Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford, IL, United States

History of American Pies ... and Illinois is Well Represented! October 7 at 2 p.m. Come see how pies have developed over the years just like the United States! Bring your own pie recipes to share after the program! Culinary historian Catherine Lambrecht is an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar who will share her insights in […]

Arrival Event – December 9 & 10

Lewis & Clark SHS 1 Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford, IL, United States

On December 12, 1803, the Lewis & Clark Expedition arrived at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and fixed on a place to build Camp River Dubois. Arrival Weekend celebrates this arrival with reenactors, demonstrators, and more! The event will feature exhibitors of vintage tools, firearms, 18th Century medicine, military re-enactors, and artillery. […]