Events & Exhibits - Fall 1998
Lewis and Clark Exhibit at Library
- The years 2003 through 2006 mark the bicentennial years of United States' epic , the Lewis and Clark Expedition. National and trail state celebrations will occur. Pennsylvania is considered a trail state because of Meriwether Lewis's visits in 1803 to Lancaster and Philadelphia to be trained in celestial observation, medicine and other expeditionary skills.
- University of Scranton Assistant Professor of Education, Robert M. Weir, Jr., Ed.D., has a unique role in the Lewis and Clark Celebrations. He is Chairman of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Committee. This responsibility, national in scope, will contribute to the involvement of U. of S. administration and faculty in important activities beyond our campus and our state.
- Beginning February 7, 1999, Weir and Mr. Jon Stealy, art and photography professor at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, will offer Lewis and Clark Exhibitions on the University of Scranton campus. Stealy will present a photographic essay of Lewis and Clark Trail sites in the U. of S. Gallery. The large black and white photographs were taken over the past ten years. They will appear as a coffee table book. Dr. Weir will display a lifetime collection of Lewis and Clark memorabilia dating from the 100th anniversary celebration, the 1904 Exposition in Portland, Oregon, to the present day. This collection and other surprises can he seen in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Both exhibits can he reviewed and experienced from February 7 through April 16, 1999, at their respective campus sites.
- Both exhibits are also booked for Philadelphia, St. Louis, Omaha, Great Falls, and Portland with stops between the larger cities. Proudly, The University of Scranton is the premier venue for these events among the many planned to celebrate the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.