Travelers’ Rest Goes to the Dogs

Two days of programs for and about dogs, including Seaman Storytime, Dog Travois demonstrations, and Bark Rangers. September 10 – 11, 2022.

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.

A Taste of the 19th Century

A fun, outdoor fundraiser to support educational programs at Travelers’ Rest. Friday, September 16, 2022.

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If you are unable to attend the event, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

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Saturday Storytelling

Elders, authors, historians, and naturalists share stories. View Zoom recordings and check for our updated schedule.

Trekker Kids

Trekker Kids is a series of activities and programs for kids and families that celebrate the outdoors of western Montana and the rich history of the Travelers’ Rest site.

Inside the Travelers’ Rest Visitor Center you’ll find permanent and traveling exhibits that tell the story of Lewis and Clark and the history of the area.

Lewis & Clark exhibits include archaeological finds from the Travelers’ Rest site, replica clothing and equipment from the Expedition, dioramas of the Travelers’ Rest campsite and the Expedition’s approach to Glade Creek, and historical firearms.

Seasons of the Salish

A panel exhibit, shows how the Salish people moved through the landscape to gather resources throughout the year. A collection of modern and contemporary beadwork, musical instruments, and powwow regalia by diverse indigenous artists highlights the traditional crafts of Native Americans.

Natural history displays include skulls and pelts of bear, beaver, and birds. Also on display is a running list of species sighted at Travelers’ Rest State Park in the current year.

Point A to Point B: Travel & Transportation

The Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail spans 4,900 miles across diverse landscapes. As the members of the Expedition traveled across the Continent, they used many means of transportation, often adapted from traditional indigenous forms suited to the geography of different regions. The Corps of Discovery sailed, paddled, walked, and rode on their way from Pittsburgh to the Pacific.

Along the way, the Expedition’s journalists observed and recorded how indigenous peoples traveled and how they navigated using cultural as well as geographic landmarks.

Explore replicas, images, and journal entries to learn how the Expedition traversed wilderness, carrying valuable cargo, from Point A to Point B.