Loading Events

« All Events

Biddle’s Lewis and Clark | Sponsored by LaMar Gaston in partnership with Locust Grove

Friday, October 18, 2019: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue: The Filson Historical Society

Add To Calendar   18/10/2019 18:00:00 18/10/2019 19:00:00 America/Anguilla Biddle’s Lewis and Clark | Sponsored by LaMar Gaston in partnership with Locust Grove Friday, October 18, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Gary Moulton has gathered the additions and omissions to Biddle's version of the Lewis and Clark expedition and will discuss these differences and patterns. Sponsored by LaMar Gaston in partnership with Locust Grove. The Filson Historical Society, 1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208 The Filson Historical Society info@filsonhistorical.org false DD/MM/YYYY


SectionPriceService FeeTickets Requested
311367117830 Filson members $0.00 $0.00
select
311368117830 Non-members $10.00 $1.63
select
Add To Cart

In 1813, Nicholas Biddle published the first authorized version of the Lewis and Clark expedition based on original sources. It was the standard reference for the expedition for more than three-quarters of a century. Comparing Biddle's paraphrase of daily events to his own rendering in a day-by-day narrative of the endeavor, significant differences were noted, including additional information not found in existing sources and omissions of events that are today considered important aspects of the story. In this presentation, Gary Moulton has gathered the additions and omissions under five categories and will discuss these differences and discover patterns in Biddle's work.

Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor Emeritus of American History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and editor of the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Among his publications are a biography of Chief John Ross of the Cherokees, a two-volume edition of his papers, the thirteen-volume edition of the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition, a one-volume abridgment of the edition, and a day-by-day narrative of the expedition. Significant research awards include the J. Franklin Jameson Prize for Outstanding Editorial Achievement from the American Historical Association, and the University of Nebraska's Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award, the institution's highest research award. In 2005 he was presented the Medal of Honor by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and received the Nebraska Humanities Council's Sower Award honoring his contributions to Nebraska humanities. He received the Julian P. Boyd Award from the Association for Documentary Editing in 2007, the association's highest award. To inaugurate the Lewis and Clark bicentennial, President and Mrs. George W. Bush invited him to give a presentation at the White House in July 2002.


Biddle’s Lewis and Clark | Sponsored by LaMar Gaston in partnership with Locust Grove

It looks like your cookies have disabled on your browser, this store requires cookies, please adjust your browser's settings to enable cookies to continue.