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Lewis And Clark Trail Museum 50th Anniversary Celebration June 29

Entertainment, history, food and fun to honor the past and look to the future


Clay Jenkinson will be guest speaker at the 50 year celebration on June 29.

The 50th anniversary celebration for the Lewis and Clark Trail Museum in Alexander on Saturday, June 29 will be a stellar event befitting the legacy of Lewis and Clark and the president, Thomas Jefferson who sent them. It will be a testament to the character, ambition, ingenuity and perseverance of the pioneers and settlers who followed them. There will be something for everyone at this great event.

The program will start at 4 p.m.. It will open with the Williston Drum and Bugle Corps playing with Leslie Bieber, Superintendent of the Alexander School, singing the National Anthem. Pastor Kevin Beard will do the invocation. Master of Ceremonies is Dr. Paige Baker. The keynote speaker for the event is Clay Jenkinson, award winning scholar, film maker, author, historian, dramatist, and creator and star of The Jefferson Hour podcast. There is more...Bob Petermann, acclaimed cowboy poet and singer, will also be performing. There will also be a short "tech meets history" presentation about the QR scams. The program will end with the Sixth infantry firing their cannon in salute.

Honored guest will be Grace Link, former First Lady of North Dakota. She and Governor Art Link raised their five children on a farm south of Alexander. Mrs. Link celebrated her 100th birthday last summer.

Following the program, feel free to roam the museum and see updated rooms and historical exhibits with hors d' oeuvres to enjoy as you explore.

We invite you to share in our celebration on June 29 and all of the 2019 season. Watch our Facebook page for upcoming events at, and come by and enjoy a specialty drink at James Gang Java located on the grounds in the old Charbonneau School building.

The museum is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, every day except Wednesday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with Sunday hours of 12-5 p.m. and is located at 102 Indiana Ave. E., Alexander, ND.

The 50th anniversary celebration is June 29 beginning at 4 p.m.

For more information about the museum and its history visit


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