55th Annual Meeting of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

  • Walk in the footsteps of the Expedition at Travelers’ Rest, Lost Trail, Packer Meadows, or on the Road to the Buffalo. Many of these sites are untouched by development and appear much as they did to the Corps of Discovery.
  • See the “tremendious mountanes” and learn about the “verry large and a turrible looking” grizzly bear and other wildlife encountered by the Expedition.
  • Hear the languages spoken by the indigenous people who traveled through the Bitterroot Valley.
  • Consider how the landscape, the native cultures, and even the climate that Lewis and Clark experienced have changed since 1806 and how they will continue to evolve.
  • Enjoy the dynamic culture of Missoula, a place of mountains and rivers, families and students, art and trails.

Click on dates below for daily schedules, subject to change.

Tuesday, June 27

Complete Schedule to Be Announced

Noon   Board Meeting/Lunch

5 pm    Welcome/Opening Ceremony

6 pm    Reception & Silent Auction Opens

Wednesday, June 28

Complete Schedule To Be Announced

Moulton Lecture with Dan Flores

Dan Louie Flores is an American writer and historian who specializes in cultural and environmental studies of the American West. He held the A.B. Hammond Chair in Western History at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana until he retired in May 2014. Since then he has authored two critically-acclaimed books, American Serengeti and Coyote America, a New York Times bestseller. Flores’ latest work, Wild New World: The Epic Story of People and Animals in America, will be released in October 2022.

Thursday, June 29

Complete Schedule To Be Announced

Walking Tours

Dinner on Your Own (Walk to Downtown Tonight, Missoula’s weekly food truck festival, or visit one of the city’s fine dining establishments!)

Friday, June 30

Complete Schedule to Be Announced

Bus Tours to Lolo Pass, River of the Road to the Buffalo, National Bison Range and Ninepipes Museum

5 pm    Closing Dinner & Entertainment at Travelers’ Rest State Park

Hotel Information

Exterior of hotel
The Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula

This recently renovated hotel on the banks of the Clark Fork River will serve as headquarters for the Annual Meeting.

Rooms may be reserved after August 15, 2022, by clicking the link: Travelers’ Rest Connection 2023 or calling (406) 532-2059 and using Group Name Travelers’ Rest Connection 2023 and Booking Code LC3.

A small number of rooms are also on hold at the nearby Comfort Inn. Reserve by clicking this link or by calling 406-549-7600 to make reservations under Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage.

Travelers’ Rest State Park

Travelers’ Rest marks the intersection between cultural and natural history. Along the banks of Lolo Creek, visitors explore the landscape used for centuries by indigenous peoples, visited twice by the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery, and home to a wondrous diversity of plants and animals. Travelers’ Rest Connection supports Travelers’ Rest State Park through outreach, advocacy, and educational experiences connecting the past to the future.