Maps of Lewis and Clark expedition on display at Great Falls center

A welcoming panel for the new temporary exhibit, “Reimagining America: The Maps of Lewis and Clark,” on display in the lobby in the Great Fall’s Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

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“Reimagining America: The Maps of Lewis and Clark” will be on display at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls through Dec. 4 to share some of the maps that influenced the westward movement of settlers.

“It’s exciting to witness our patrons discover another aspect of the expedition illustrated in great detail,” said Center Director Duane Buchi. “The traveling exhibit is a great way to engage in the intricate mapmaking that influenced the western expansion of settlers.”

Consisting of 16 panels, the exhibit focuses on the maps of Lewis and Clark, knowledge learned from Indigenous communities, and how the maps influenced Euro-American understanding of North America in the early 1800s.

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, the designers of the exhibit, serve to preserve, promote, and teach the diverse heritage of the Lewis and Clark expedition for all people through scholarship, education and preservation, as well as collaboration

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