o capitalize on the excitement created by the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial and the
Exhibition, MHS will offer a comprehensive tour that will show the visitor not only
exhibition but historical sites located in and around the St. Louis metro area.
A fantastic opportunity and unique vacation option is now available for
MHS members...Study Tours!
What is a Study Tour?
It is a group tour with a specific theme led by designated experts in their field of study.
You will find in depth touring of the destination as well as lectures, seminars and
interaction with the noted scholars and group leaders.
"The Missouri Historical Society is proud to announce a season of L&C study tours that
will take you to the places described in the expedition journals. Staff members working on
the upcoming Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition will guide your
group in an in-depth exploration of the Corps of Discovery and the natural and cultural
landscapes it encountered. Have the experience of a lifetime as you travel the rivers
and trails of this legendary expedition."
Where are the Study Tours going?
- Commemorating York Study Tour —
SUNDAY OCTOBER 12 through WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15
This three-day study tour, an expansion of MHS’ African American
History Series, will include an examination of African American
heritage along the route from Missouri to Louisville, Kentucky,
home of William Clark and York, Clark’s slave. The tour guide will
be Dr. John Wright, noted historian and author. Dr. Donald Matthews,
a professor from the University of Missouri Kansas City, will serve
as a York reenactor. The study tour will conclude with participation
in the dedication of the York statue, a National Council of the
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Signature
Event. For more information about this study tour, including
an itinerary, MHS member discount and fees, please call Nancy at
The Travel Company at (314) 432-0023 ext. 54, or (877) 200-4722.
- One day Study Tour - Lewis and Clark in St. Louis. Includes a full
day of Lewis and Clark, historic sites and special exhibitions
with a knowledgeable tour escort and lunch.
to download a .pdf file with more information.
- Vacation opportunities to travel along the trail - The
2004 programs are being developed and finalized.
In 2003 the following were offered:
New Orleans - Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial
Montana - From the Plains to the Divide
North Dakota - Exploring Lewis and Clark and the Northern Plains Indians
Columbia & Snake River Cruise - In The Wake of Lewis and Clark