The bicentennial celebration of the historic journey of Lewis and Clarkís Corps of Discovery is rapidly approaching. To better understand the rich legacy of the Corps of Discovery, join with other participants as the Buffalo Bill Historical Centerís Summer Institute classes explore the world of Lewis and Clark. Not just a survey of the expeditionís travels, encounters and accomplishments, the courses bring the heritage of Lewis and Clark into the 21st century. Experience the excitement and adventure of their epic journey and discover their timeless legacy.
Session I: June 3-14, 2002
Pioneering Naturalists: The Natural History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
John L. Allen, chair, Department of Geography, University of Wyoming
Exploration and Encounter: Lewis and Clark in Indian Country
James P. Ronda, H. G. Barnard Chair in Western American History, University of Tulsa
Session II: June 17-28, 2002
Charting the Course of Empire: Mapping the American West with Lewis and Clark and Beyond
Ralph Ehrenberg, Chief Emeritus, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
From Lewis and Clark: The U. S. Army in the West
George G. Chalou, Emeritus, National Archives
Since 1979, the Larom Summer Institute in Western American Studies has invited nationally renowned scholars to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. These scholars bring new insights into the historical and contemporary issues that have both transformed and beleaguered the West.
The Summer Institute is an interdisciplinary group of courses designed to explore the histories and diverse cultures that have contributed to our understanding of the American West. The extraordinary faculty, participants, and location make the Larom Summer Institute unique.
Participants from across the United States, Canada, and Europe include educators, museum professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, and individuals with interests in the art, cultures and history of the West. This melding of Institute students, combined with small class sizes, provides ample opportunity for dynamic discussions with participants from other backgrounds and experiences.
With the Northern Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, the Summer Institute courses in Cody are held where the natural and cultural features of the West are abundant and accessible. The course content is also enhanced by the collections of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
Students may earn graduate or undergraduate credit (two semester hours per course). Additionally, scholarships to attend the Summer Institute are still available.
Public Programs Coordinator
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, Wyoming 82414
Phone: (307) 578-4007
Fax: (307) 578-4090 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://bbhc.org
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