On Saturday, October 17th, at 4 PM the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center is launching its capital campaign! We're announcing the final, public phase of our fundraising for our permanent home, and we're almost there--with $300,000 left to raise out of a budget of $1,300,000. We're celebrating with music and refreshments and with the presentation of our newest completed boats: the Red Pirogue and the River Ferry. The Red Pirogue was modelled after one of three boats to take the Lewis and Clark Expedition up the Missouri. The River Ferry, a one person rope ferry, was constructed using a 19th Century ferry design provided by historic boatwright Butch Bouvier. Both boats will be part of the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center's historic boat display.
Lewis & Clark President Anne Hemenway and Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Board Member Sally Thomas will be making opening remarks at Saturday's event.