Lewis & Clark Reunion #9

 

September 10 & 11  (This Saturday & Sunday)

NO ADMISSION!!

Saturday, September 10

9am-3pm  Boat interpretation by Mike Bowman

9am-3pm  River navigation by Butch “Mr. Keelboat” Bouvier

9am-3pm  Fur display by mountain man John “Lizard” Wilcox

10am-3pm  Earth Lodge interpretation by Mary Langhorst

10am-3:30pm  Living History Corps Reenactors on duty

10am-11am “American Flags Evolved with the Nation” by Ev Orr

11am-12pm  “Highlights of the Lewis & Clark Trail” photos and narrative by Kira Gale

1pm-2pm  “Native American Tee Pees” & Indian Crafts by Shirley Enos

Sunday, September 11

9am-3pm  Boat interpretation by Mike Bowman

9am-3pm  River navigation by Butch “Mr. Keelboat” Bouvier

9am-3pm  Fur display by mountain man John “Lizard” Wilcox

10am-3:30pm  Living History Corps Reenactors on duty

11am-3pm  Earth Lodge interpretation by Mary Langhorst

1pm-2pm  “Highlights of the Lewis & Clark Trail” photos and narrative by Kira Gale

2pm-3pm  “Native American Tee Pees” & Indian Crafts by Shirley Enos

 

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Native American Artifact Show

Saturday, March 19th 10am-4pm

A number of members of the Nebraska Archeological Society will be displaying their private collections of arrowheads, spear points, tools, pottery, etc.

At 1:00 there will be a special presentation by Rob Bozell titled “Nebraska’s Weirdest Archeological Discoveries…Fact and Fiction”.
Hands-on activities for children (and adults) will include pottery making,
corn grinding, and atlatl throwing (pre-historic spear).

The Otoe-Missouria Native American tribes were living along the Missouri River in present day Nebraska City area when Lewis and Clark camped here in July 1804.

For more information contact:
Erv Friesen, Manager or Doug Friedli, Executive Director
Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Trail Visitor Center
PO Box 785 Nebraska City, NE 68410
402-874-9900 office
or visit our website at www.mrb-lewisandclarkcenter.org

This FREE program is part of a series of events sponsored by
the Nebraska City Museum Association, www.nebraskacitymuseums.org

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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

As part of the Nebraska City Museum Association’s Movie Nights, the Lewis & Clark Center will present portions of the PBS series “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” starting at 7:00 PM on January 30, 2016.

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016. As part of their legacy, a six-episode series was produced for the Public Broadcasting System by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan. It was filmed over a period of six years at some of nature’s most spectacular locales – Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Everglades, etc.

The story of how the National Parks were created is a story of people from every conceivable background – rich and poor, famous and unknown, soldiers and scientists, natives and newcomers, artists and entrepreneurs – people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.

This event is FREE. We will show approximately 90 minutes of the 12 hour series.

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Nebraska’s Top Tourism Award Presented to Nancy Hoch

Nancy Hoch, the visionary force in the development of the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Nebraska City, was awarded Nebraska’s highest tourism award on October 22, 2015.

Nancy was presented the 2015 Henry Fonda Award by the Nebraska Tourism Commission,

“representing leadership, vision and dedication to the tourism industry”.

 

In addition to planning and developing the $6.5 million Lewis & Clark Center from the ground up, Nancy Hoch was the key factor in saving the Kregel Windmill Factory from demotion and laid the foundation for developing it into a nationally recognized museum. She oversaw similar work in the refurbishment of the Historic Train Depot and the Morton James Public Library.

 

As an avid promoter of the Nebraska City area, Nancy developed Victorian streetscapes, the Nebraska City trolley system, the Red Fox Run Soccer Fields and tree planting projects to improve the first impression and quality of life in Nebraska City.

 

As an active supporter for economic development in her community, Hoch worked tirelessly as President of the River Country Economic Development Corporation on the creation of the Highway 2 Expressway, retention and growth of the Cargill Specialty Meats plant, creation of the VF Outlet Stores and Pendleton Outlet Store, expansion of the American Meter Company and recruitment of the Peru State College Technology Center.

 

As a public servant, she served on the UNL Board of Regents, the State Historical Society board, the National Historic Preservation board, was a founding board of the Nebraska Community Foundation and was active in many other organizations.

 

Nancy Hoch’s accomplishments throughout the years have continued to enhance Nebraska’s communities, making the state more attractive to visitors who come here from across the nation and from around the world and to the residents who live here.

http://bigappleradio.am/local-news/visionary-nancy-delong-hoch-awarded-nebraskas-top-tourism-honor/

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MRB-Lewis & Clark Center Reunion 8

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

September 12-13, 2015

SATURDAY
10am-3pm Butch “Mr. Keelboat” Bouvier, Book signing “Brown Water” and boats interpretation
Out near the keelboat

10am-3pm John “Lizard” Wilcox, mountain man
Out near the keelboat

10am-3:30pm Lewis & Clark Re-enactors in action
Grounds and Earth Lodge

10am-3pm Mary Langhorst, Earth Lodge interpreter
In the Earth Lodge

11am-Noon Eugene Lanning, celestial observing
Near the pirogue (indoors)

1pm-2pm Author Kira Gale, Book signing and presentation
“The Assassination of Meriwether Lewis”
Auditorium, lower level

2pm-3pm Darrel Draper as Toussaint Charbonneau, FINAL TOUR
Auditorium, lower level

SUNDAY
10am-3pm Mike Riege, chainsaw artist in action
Picnic grounds, far end of parking lot

10am-3pm Butch “Mr. Keelboat” Bouvier, Book signing “Brown Water” and boats interpretation
Out near the keelboat

10am-3pm John “Lizard” Wilcox, mountain man
Out near the keelboat

10am-3:30pm Lewis & Clark Re-enactors in action
Grounds and Earth Lodge

10am-3pm Mary Langhorst, Earth Lodge interpreter
In the Earth Lodge

1pm-2pm Author Kira Gale, Book signing and presentation
“The Assassination of Meriwether Lewis”
Auditorium, lower level

2pm-3pm Darrel Draper as Toussaint Charbonneau, FINAL TOUR
Auditorium, lower level

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Eagle Photography Contest

EAGLE PHOTOGRAHY CONTEST RULES

INTRODUCTION
The Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Center (Host) is accepting submissions for our 2015 Eagle Photography Contest (Contest). A number of eagles spend the winter in our area along the Missouri River. We seek to create public awareness of the resurgence of the bald eagle and golden eagle population, and to support individuals and organizations toward improving habitat and protecting nesting sites.

We are seeking single entries from professional and amateur photographers that capture the essence of a wild eagle spotted in our local area of Southeast Nebraska, Southwest Iowa, Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas.
ELIGIBILITY
No purchase necessary. No entry fee. Contest open to professional and amateur photographers of any age. Contest hosted by the Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Center. Employees of Host, and their family members, not eligible for participation.
SUBMISSIONS
Submit your photo via email to www.mrb-lewisandclarkcenter.org
Only one photograph entry per person allowed. If multiple entries are received, only one will be considered. Entrants may only submit an image they have personally taken, and to which they own all necessary rights. Photographs entered in this contest must have been taken after January 1, 2015.

Entries should consist of a single digital image of an American Bald Eagle or a Golden Eagle residing in the wild (not held in captivity) in jpeg format with a minimum of 1,400 pixels in width or height. Entries may not contain watermarks. Entries should not appear to be heavily manipulated, and may contain only minor adjustments to sharpness and color balance. Images with artificial vignetting or modified backgrounds will be rejected. Cropping is acceptable.

To be considered complete, an entry should include a title, description, date photo was taken, and location photo was taken. Consider including optional EXIF data (Exchangeable Image File Format) as it may be requested of Contest finalists.

All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST, Friday, April 10, 2015. Winners will be announced during Arbor Day Weekend, April 25, 2015.
TERMS
By submitting your entry to the Contest, you grant Host an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to distribute, display, reproduce, and create derivatives of your entry. You agree that the Host will not be required to pay any fees for the use of your photo. Each Contest entrant retains all ownership and copyright privileges connected to their photograph entry.

Contest entrants authorize the Host to store and share their personal data as needed, in accordance with the execution of the Contest. Contest entrants agree to release the Host, its employees, representatives, and Contest judges, to be free of any legal proceedings or obligations related to the Contest. Contest entrants will not hold the Host liable for any harm that may occur to their businesses or personal reputations as a result of their participation in the Contest.

The Host reserves the right to reject any entry, for any reason.

The Contest may be sponsored by a number of organizations and businesses (Sponsors). Any views and opinions of Sponsors are not endorsed by Host.
JUDGMENT
Judgment of Contest entries will consist of two (2) rounds of evaluation. In the first round, a panel of no more than five (5) judges will select ten (10) finalist entries. In the second round, the same panel of judges will select three (3) winning photos. A panel of guest judges will select the “People’s Choice” award from the remaining seven (7) finalist entries.

Photographs will be judged based on composition, lighting, image quality, and overall visual appeal.
AWARDS
The Contest will include the following awards and prizes:
• First Place – $50 Gift Certificate, Eagle Trophy Award
• Second Place – $25 Gift Certificate
• Third Place – $15 Gift Certificate
• People’s Choice – $10 Gift Certificate
Note: Prizes are subject to change without notice.

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Movie Night at the Lewis & Clark Center

Saturday, January 24, 2015    7:00 pm

The Nebraska City Museum Association is pleased to host a special event for your enlightenment and entertainment

“The Far Horizons”

Starring Fred McMurray as Meriwether Lewis, Donna Reed as Sacajawea, and Charlton Heston as William Clark

Paramount Pictures 1955 rendition of the story of Lewis & Clark, Sacajawea and the exploration of the West.  The film is entertaining, beautifully shot adventure portrayed by some famous cast members.  Unfortunately Hollywood fabricated many of the facts.  Join the discussion of the almost comical inaccuracies of the story line and type casting.

This event is free to the public.

For more information contact: Erv Friesen (402-209-5138) or Doug Friedli (402-309-4128)

402-874-9900

Discover@mrb-lewisandclarkcenter.org

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Brown Bagging with the Birds!!!

Please join us every Friday in January for bird watching over the lunch hour. Feel free to bring a sack lunch and a pair of binoculars!

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Reunion 7 Commercial!

Please check out our commercial for Reunion 7!  We hope to see you this weekend!!

 

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Check out the new article!!

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