NEBRASKA CITY – The Lewis and Clark Center at Nebraska City is hosting the traveling exhibit “Reimaginging America: The Maps of Lewis and Clark.”
It consists of 15, 7-foot tall panels, which extend for 60 linear feet along the walls of the lower level of the center.
Nebraska City is the third of 11 sites the exhibit can be seen in the United States through 2022. Its next stop is Montana.
The exhibit features historic maps, photos and explanatory texts.
Information includes how the land we now call Western America was envisioned before Lewis and Clark explored it. And how William Clark drew the incredibly accurate maps of where they had been.
Lewis & Clark used cutting-edge scientific techniques and methods as old as humanity to describe the 2,000 miles of rivers and land from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean.
The exhibit shows what Lewis & Clark learned from the Native Tribes who had been living along the Missouri River and Columbia River for hundreds of years, the inaccuracies of what British cartographers had speculated about the land, and how Lewis & Clark used several different techniques to create a map that would be used for the next 50 years by fur trappers and pioneers who followed their trail to the West.