Friday, September 26, 2014

Home Front Chapter Meeting October 19th

The Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center is invited to a historical talk in October. The Home Front Chapter --a Chapter of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation-- is having a meeting on Sunday, October 19th at 3 PM at the Senior Center (1180 Pepsi Place) in Charlottesville.  Dr. Ken Wallenborn will be speaking on "Thomas Jefferson vs. Bonaparte: the Crisis that Forces the Purchase of the Louisiana Territory."  Refreshments will be served.  Attendance is free; membership in the Chapter is $10 a year.  I have enjoyed Dr. Wallenborn's presentations in the past, and I'm sure there's a lot to learn.

Monday, September 8, 2014

October 4 Lewis & Clark Butterfly Festival

Inspired by the Monarch butterfly, we're holding the Lewis & Clark Butterfly Festival 10 AM-3 PM on Saturday, October 4th.  We'll have free and low cost activities for children and adults, including making butterflies out of paper, words, and fabric; constructing a flag out of small butterfly paintings, going for a hike looking for butterflies and their special plants; and building a caterpillar out of egg cartons.  We'll also have our wooden boats on our special beach for people to take rides in.  

Where: the Outdoor Terrace of the new Center in Darden Towe Park.  (Take a left when you enter Darden Towe, and follow the road up the hill.  We're on the left at the very end). 

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