Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
January 17, 2004
Strawbridge and Clothier, Philadelphia
The January gathering of the Philadelphia Chapter
began with an interesting presentation by Mary Anne Boyer and Cathy
Fylypowycz. The two were members of the team of teachers assembled
by ANS to write curriculum to accompany the Missouri Traveling Exhibit
on the Lewis and Clark Journey. Fylypowscz wrote a unit on "Lewis
and Clark and Animals." Boyer's unit centered around the Plants
Lewis and Clark used for medicinal purposes. Each of the units was
designed to examine the native American perspective as well as the
perspective of the explorers. The curricula are written for students
from fourth to twelfth grades. The curriculum is available at www.lewisandclarkexhibit.org.
(See also Norma Milner's description.)
Following this power point presentation, President
Bob Weir called the Business Meeting to order.
A. Marion Rowen gave the Treasurer's report
Balance on 30 September 2003 $17,577.64
Balance on 31 December 2003 $20,419.05
The board would like the membership to vote on the elimination
of three categories in the treasurer's books. These categories are
a printing fund, a speakers' fund, and a signage fund. They contain
small amounts of money and are an artifact of our earlier bookkeeping.
The proposal is to have these moneys transferred to the general
funds. A ballot on this proposal will be sent to members with the
next meeting notification. The absence of a vote will be interpreted
as agreement with the proposal.
Bob Weir gave thanks to Marion Rowen for her service as Treasurer
for the Chapter. Marion did an enormous amount of work during the
time of the Annual Meeting and the Chapter is grateful for her many
contributions to the success of the meeting.
Bob also thanked Jean and Walt Jones for their years of service
to the Board, and welcomed our new treasurer Trudy Reed and new
secretary Katy Hineline.
B. Updates from Frank Muhly
1. The dedications for markers are as follows
Schuylkill Arsenal -- June 10
Patterson -- July 22
B. S. Barton -- December 12
2. The National Park Service has approved the College of Physicians
as a certified site on the Trail. Frank will encourage reconsideration
of the Ellicott house in Lancaster as a site.
3. Of the five articles on the mentors to be published in WPO,
the Patterson article is in hand. We still await the article on
Benjamin Smith Barton.
4. A video of the the videoconference held in September between
five schools and those with the keelboat at Marietta, Ohio is available
from Frank. The conference features our members Frank Muhly and
5. Frank has determined that there is a sufficient supply of Eastern
Legacy and Historic Philadelphia maps. There is no need
for a new printing.
C. The board is investigating the possibility of creating an archive
for our materials.
D. Anne Mackintosh reports that there continue to be many visits
to our web site. She asked that people notify her (email@example.com)
if there are sites which could be appropriately linked to ours.
E. Rose Muhly announced that there is a sign up sheet for the spring
day trip to Lancaster. There are two possible dates, April 17 and
April 24. All are to let Rose know if interested. Three sites will
be visited: Ellicott House, Henry Muhlenberg's church where Muhlenberg
grew specimens from material Lewis provided, and the church of the
Reverend Barton, father to Benjamin Smith Barton.
The Meeting was adjourned at 3:15 P.M.
Katy Hineline, recording secretary