Events & Exhibits - Spring 1999

Lewis and Clark Exhibit Open

The Lewis and Clark Memorabilia and Photography Exhibitions are now open to the public. The Heritage Room of the Library houses the memorabilia display, a University of Scranton first. Photographs are exhibited in the Gallery. The exhibits are in place now through April 16, 1999.
 
These exhibits are special for several reasons. Chief among them is the fact that the exhibits constitute the first juried official Lewis and Clark Bicentennial activity anywhere in the United States. There will he many bicentennial activities now through 2007. It is with great pride that the first 200 year recognition of the American Epic known as the Lewis and Clark Expedition will occur at The University of Scranton. Many distinguished visitors from around the nation will come to Scranton to see and experience both exhibitions. Local school districts are involved not only with kids and teachers, but also school administrators.
 
On March 22, Lewis and Clark author/speaker Dayton Duncan came to The University of Scranton as part of an educational conference for teachers and administrators. He served as a resource person to conference participants. Later, he gave a public address about Lewis and Clark at a dinner in his honor.
The exhibitions were a coordinated effort. Representatives from key organizations are pictured below.
 
There is still time to experience Coordinators for the Lewis and Clark Exhibitionthe Lewis and Clark exhibits. Both run through April 16, 1999, and are open during regular library and gallery hours. Be counted among those who were part of the first sanctioned bicentennial activity in the United States recognizing the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
 
The Lewis and Clark exhibitions are a coordinated effort. Representatives from key organizations include: (standing, left to right) Peyton "Bud" Clark, great, great, great grandson of William Clark; Jon Stealey, Lewis and Clark Trail photographer; Robert M. Weir, owner of Lewis and Clark Centennial memorabilia; Fred Rosetti, executive director of the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit; Darlene Miller-Lanning, University Gallery director; Regina Herron, educational services coordinator for WVIA-TV. (Seated left to right) Edward Swahili, director of the Center for Economic Development at the University; Willis Conover, professor of history; and Michael Knies. special collections librarian. Not pictured is Lillian DeLco, curriculum specialist for Northeastern Educational intermediate Unit.
 
Robert Weir, Assistant Professor of Education,
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