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Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation


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About Us

The Foundation will be the nation’s premier non-profit organization for the preservation of the Lewis and Clark Trail and the sharing of its stories.

The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF), Inc. was created to stimulate public appreciation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s contributions to America’s heritage and to support education, research, development and preservation of the Lewis and Clark experience. The Foundation serves as advocate, interpreter and protector of the trail.

For more than 40 years, the Foundation and its chapters across the country have promoted Lewis and Clark scholarship, developed educational programs and encouraged the telling of all the stories of the Expedition, including the tribes they met.

The Foundation works with dozens of organizations and agencies (government, nonprofit and private) to preserve and protect the Trail. Established in 1969, the Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), corporation.


Decision Point Encampment
Arriving in St. Louis
Overlooking the Fight Site
York Looking Over the Ohio
Astoria, OR
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Common Gayfeather
Reimagining America: Traveling Map Exhibit
Pompeys Pillar
Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh, PA