Two days of programs for and about dogs, including Seaman Storytime, Dog Travois demonstrations, and Bark Rangers. September 10 – 11, 2022.
- 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.
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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 fun, outdoor fundraiser to support educational programs at Travelers’ Rest. Friday, September 16, 2022.
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Elders, authors, historians, and naturalists share stories. View Zoom recordings and check for our updated schedule.
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.