“Lewis & Clark’s Missouri” at Branson’s American Presidents Museum

The American Presidents Museum will host the traveling panel exhibition commemorating Lewis and Clark and the role Missouri played in the history-making expedition. Lewis & Clark’s Missouri, created by the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis, will be on view as part of an extended loan program from May 11, 2007 through December 31, 2008. The exhibit as a celebration of the bicentennial has been retired, and will be offered through the museum for an extended, 18-month temporary exhibit. When Lewis and Clark set foot on what became Missouri soil, they entered a country full of unknown outcomes, of choices yet unmade. It was a land abundant in flora and fauna, but it also contained a complex and diverse gallery of people. The observations they made during their journey and the choices they made afterward had sweeping consequences for the future development of a state, and, indeed, a nation. In order to bring the excitement of the bicentennial to all Missourians, the Missouri Historical Society created the traveling panel exhibition that made stops in communities across the state of Missouri throughout 2005 and 2006. The 500-squarefoot exhibit, was developed by curators and researchers at Missouri Historical Society, and features beautiful, high-quality color photographs of artifacts, documents, and artwork. Insightful, interpretive text will accompany the photographic reproductions. Lewis & Clark’s Missouri features interpretive sections; these sections will educate and enlighten visitors regarding the Corps of Discovery and the state of Missouri. The American Presidents Museum in Branson is operated by the private nonprofit educational organization, the National Center for Presidential Studies. Located at 2849 Gretna Rd, the museum occupies nearly 8500 square feet on the third floor of the Majestic Steakhouse Bldg. – a multi-tenant, multi-use facility. Admission for the traveling exhibit is free with purchase of regular museum admission. For more information on the museum call 417-334-8683 or visit them on-line at w.americanpresdientialmuseum.com.