Sunday, September 14, 2003

Lewis and Clark re-enactors heading to Ohio River sites


Bicentennial Notebook

By Randy McNutt
The Cincinnati Enquirer

NEW RICHMOND - They're heading this way - modern-day Lewis and Clark and company.

Their New Richmond visit Sept. 26-30 will be one of the group's longer stays on its 981-mile journey down the Ohio River to Cairo, Ill. on Nov. 20.

A group of re-enactors is commemorating the bicentennial of the explorers' journey by retracing their route to the west. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing a barge with exhibits.

Members of the new Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery left Pittsburgh on Aug. 31. They'll follow Lewis and Clark's original trail, as recorded by Lewis in his journal. The group's replica keelboat and red pirogue were built (and operated) by the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Mo.

Stops will include:

Sept. 17-19: Gallipolis.

Sept. 19-21: Huntington, W. Va.

Sept. 21-22: Shawnee State Park, Portsmouth.

Sept. 22-23: Vanceburg, Ky.

Sept. 23-24: Maysville, Ky.

Sept. 24-25: Augusta, Ky.

Sept. 26-30: New Richmond.

Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Covington.

Oct. 3-8: Big Bone Lick State Park, Ky.

Oct. 8-9: Warsaw, Ky.

Information: Paige Cruz, (304) 360-1480.

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DAYTON-While Dayton prepares to celebrate the centennial of manned flight in December, the Library of Congress is doing so too.

On Sept. 25, it will feature in its permanent American Treasures gallery a special presentation, "The Dream of Flight." It is dedicated to the two bicycle mechanics who changed the world - the Wright Brothers.

If you plan to go to Washington, D.C., you might make plans to see the exhibit. It will run through April 24, 2004, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (American Treasures will be closed Sept. 19-24.)

Selected items from a Wright display of 85 pieces will be featured in the exhibit case.

Information: www.loc.gov/exhibits.

Bicentennial Notebook appears periodically. Send items to Randy McNutt, The Cincinnati Enquirer, 7700 Service Center Drive, West Chester OH 45069. 755-4158; fax: 755-4150. E-mail: rmcnutt@enquirer.com.




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