Omaha
2:08 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Lewis and Clark Trust seeking to expand National Trail, education, and outreach

A foundation seeking to expand the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail will have its headquarters in Omaha.

National Park Service officials on Thursday announced the formation of the Lewis and Clark Trust. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s two-year expedition from Illinois to Washington is documented along what is now the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs, chairwoman of the Lewis and Clark Trust, says the Trust is dedicated to preserving the trail’s history and to continue telling the story of Lewis and Clark’s expedition. One goal of the Trust is to secure funding for the eastern expansion of the trail, called the Eastern Legacy.

Lewis and Clark began their expedition in May 1804. It brought them through the Omaha area in late July and early August of that year. They reached the Pacific Ocean in November 1805. During their journey through the Omaha area, they met with members of the Oto and Missouri Indian tribes.