About the Website

This Website was inspired by the book Lewis and Clark in The Illinois Country: The Little-told Story by Robert Hartley, with the permission of the author. The Website was partially funded by an National Endowment for the Humanities planning grant.

Illinois State Museum Staff who participated in this Website production:

Dr. Bonnie Styles, Associate Museum Director for Education and Science
Dr. Hong Qian, Herbarium Director
Dr. Everatt T. Cashatt, Curator of Zoology (entomology)
Dr. Terrance Martin, Curator of Anthropology
Dave Bohlen, Assistant Curator of Zoology (ornithology)
Dr. Erich Schroeder, Curator of Computer Technologies
Carole Peterson, Art Registrar
Pietra Mueller, Research Associate, Botany
Sue Ann Huitt, Web Educator and Developer
Gary Andrashko, ISM Photographer

We would like to thank the following institutions and individuals for lending images and documents:

Dr. Erin Roberts, Historian, Historic Sites, IHPA, Nicholas Jarrot House Report pdf

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, images from state historic sites on their Web site https://state.il.us/hpa/hs/historicsites.htm

Independence National Historical Park - Library, Philadelphia, PA., Portraits of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark by Charles Wilson Peale

Dr. Daniel Nickrent, Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Image of Equisetum hyemale.