The Sanford Museum is paying tribute to the explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in a big way this year.
Not only is the spring exhibit in the east gallery this year based on the Lewis and Clark expedition, a series of four programs in April will deal with different aspects of the expedition.
The four programs take place on consecutive Saturdays, beginning on April 9, all starting at 7:30 p.m.
The first program, titled "William Clark and Jefferson's Instructions," will be presented by Paul Sivitz, an instructor at Blue Bell, Penn., and author of Discovering the Birds and Mammals of the Lewis & Clark Trail.
The second program will be a musical program, titled "The Greatest Hits of 1803", presented by Mary Green Vickrey, a singer/songwriter/musician from South Dakota.
The third program, titled "Insights into the Omaha Culture," is presented by Wynema Morris, a staff researcher for the Omaha Tribal Historical Research Project from Walthill, Neb.
The fourth program, titled "Food Fueled This Journey," is presented by Mary Gunderson, author of "The Food Journal of Lewis and Clark: Recipes for the Expedition." The programs are free and open to the public. They are part of a planning grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Missouri Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.