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New Features on the Site:


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  • Montana's Lewis & Clark Bicentennial License Plate went on sale at all Montana County Title and Registration Bureaus on January 2, 2002. Plates sell for $35.00 the first year, with a $20.00 annual renewal. $20.00 net per plate sale goes to the Montana Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission to fund the overall planning and preparation efforts of the Bicentennial statewide. There's no need to wait for your renewal and you can even have your Lewis & Clark plates personalized.

    Collector plates numbered "AAA-000" are also available for $30, which includes shipping and handling. To place your order, contact the state Commission by phone, 406-443-2109, or e-mail us at We hope you will show your support for the Bicentennial and purchase commemorative plates for your vehicles. (Colors may appear slightly different from original artwork.)

  • If you have an e-mail address and are interested in regular Commission updates and other communications, then you should get plugged into the state Commission's new e-mail update system. With this new system, the state Commission will distribute e-mail updates on activities, programs and alerts to anyone who has registered at the Commission's website. The system is designed to let you modify and/or cancel your e-mail registration at any time. Register now!

  • The National Council of the L&C Bicentennial has announced its Bicentennial Merchandising Program. Diane Norton, president of was hired to develop this program which consists of two components - branded products such as t-shirts designed with the bicentennial logo and in some cases co-branded with state bicentennial logos, and licensed products, also with the bicentennial logo. For further details, click on Bicentennial Store. Questions should be directed to Diane Norton, P O Box 552, Yankton, SD 57078, Phone: Toll Free: 1-877-528-7245, or the National Council's office at 1-888-999-1803.

  • The new Funding section includes an inventory of various Funding Programs available to aid Montanans in their planning for various projects to honor the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

  • The new Education section dedicated to the growing need for Lewis & Clark related curriculums, professional development, personal development, and visitor training. The programs featured in this section will help Montanans and visitors obtain pertinent, accurate and inclusive Lewis & Clark-related education opportunities.

  • Many new resource records have been added to the Resource Library. The Resource Library now holds over 50 valuable Lewis & Clark resources. The newest include speakers, museums, reference materials, and libraries.

  • In order to help you "jump start" your search for good, reliable and informative Lewis & Clark material, take a look at the new Suggested Reading List located in the Reference Materials section of the Resource Library as well as the Suggested Links located in the Related Links section of the site. These annotated lists of over 25 books, 2 videos, and 12 websites attempts to combine the best of the nationally-recognized volumes, videos, and websites addressing the Lewis & Clark Expedition with items that are specific to Montana.

Commission News and Updates:

  • Montana's statewide Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Master Plan is finished. The plan was developed after almost four months of information gathering and analysis under the direction of The Hingston Roach Group planning team. Following the public comment period (ending on September 6, 2000), the final master plan document was prepared and delivered to the Montana Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission at its meeting on October 4th and 5th in Great Falls.

  • The list of Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Projects For Montana (September, 2000) is now available on the site. This second submission of projects, reflects a diversity of thirty four (34) projects that have been reviewed, analyzed and identified as "Tier I Projects" within Montana's new Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Master Plan. Please note, this document is in Adobe Acrobat format and is approximately 171K in size.

  • Lewis & Clark in Montana: Interpretive Sign Strategy
    The federal and state agencies participating in MTRI’s Lewis & Clark Focus Team have developed an interpretive sign strategy to assist with the creation of a unified, coordinated statewide series of signs telling the Montana stories related to the historic expedition. The strategy is a tool for agencies, organizations, communities and private sector sponsors to utilize in planning, designing, producing and locating signage. The Interpretive Sign Strategy is followed by a series of appendices that provide extensive detail about Montana’s existing interpretive signs, planning efforts, new signage opportunities, suggested story lines, graphic guidelines, examples and resources for technical assistance. The strategy was commissioned by the MTRI agencies and produced through their technical and financial contributions as well as funding support from the Montana Power Company and a National Park Service Challenge Cost Share Grant.

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