Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America

Film Series

The film series that accompanied this exhibition was screened in the Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building. The series examined the ways in which the exploration of North America has been illustrated in film and television. Films are free and open to the public but require an advance registration. For reservations and more information call (202) 707-5677 or check www.loc.gov/pickford.

July 2003

Friday, July 25 (7:00 pm)

  • THE FAR HORIZONS (Paramount, 1955, 108 min)

Tuesday, July 29 (7:00 pm)Poster of Across the Wide Missouri

  • CHRONICLES OF AMERICA: THE FRONTIER WOMAN (Yale University, 1926, 40 min)
  • ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI (MGM, 1951, 78 min)

Thursday, July 31 (7:00 pm)

  • THE RIFLEMAN: THE DEADEYE KID (ABC, 1959, 30 min)
  • RACHEL AND THE STRANGER (RKO, 1948, 79 min)

August 2003

Friday, August 1 (7:00 pm)

  • JEREMIAH JOHNSON (Warner Bros., 1972, 116 min)

Tuesday, August 5 (7:00 pm)

  • COLORADO TERRITORY (Warner Bros., 1949, 94 min)

Thursday, August 7 (6:30 pm)Poster for The Hallelujah Trail

  • THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL (UA, 1965, 165 min)

Friday, August 8 (7:00 pm)

  • THE BIG SKY (Winchester Pictures, 1952, 140 min)

Thursday, August 14 (7:00 pm)

  • THE FRISCO KID (Warner Bros., 1935, 80 min)

Friday, August 15 (7:00 pm)

  • THE OKLAHOMA KID (Warner Bros., 1939, 85 min)

Thursday, August 21 (7:00 pm)

  • KIT CARSON (Edward Small Productions, 1940, 102 min)

Friday, August 22 (7:00 pm)

  • McCABE AND MRS. MILLER (Warner Bros., 1971, 120 min)

Thursday, August 28 (7:00 pm)

  • THE WAY WEST (UA, 1967, 122 min)

Thursday, August 29 (7:00 pm)

  • BEND OF THE RIVER (Universal, 1952, 91 min)

September 2003

Tuesday, September 2 (7:00 pm)

  • DEATH VALLEY DAYS: HOW DEATH VALLEY GOT ITS NAME (United States Borax, 1952, 30 min)
  • CHEYENNE: DUEL AT JUDAS BASIN (ABC, 1960, 60 min)

Tuesday, September 16 (7:00 pm)

  • WESTWARD HO THE WAGONS! (Walt Disney, 1957, 86 min)

Thursday, September 18 (7:00 pm)Poster for Man in the Wilderness

  • MAN IN THE WILDERNESS (Warner Bros., 1971, 104 min)

Friday, September 19 (6:30 pm)

  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (Italy, 1968, 165 min)

Tuesday, September 30 (7:00 pm)

  • THE DONNER PARTY (PBS, 1992, 90 min)

October 2003

Tuesday, October 7 (7:00 pm)

  • YOU ARE THERE: LEWIS AND CLARK AT THE GREAT DIVIDE (CBS, 1971, 30 min)
  • WAGON TRAIN: THE CHARLES AVERY STORY (Revue, 1957, 60 min)

Thursday, October 9 (7:00 pm)

  • STORIES OF THE CENTURY: SAM BASS (Republic, 1954, 25 min)
  • BONANZA: THE PURSUED (NBC, 1966, 100 min)

Tuesday, October 14 (7:00 pm)Poster for Fort Apache

  • FORT APACHE (Argosy, 1948, 125 min)

Thursday, October 16 (7:00 pm)

  • THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON (Warner Bros., 1941, 140 min)

Tuesday, October 21 (7:00 pm)

  • SHALAKO (UK, 1968, 113 min)

Thursday, October 23 (7:00 pm)

  • WESTWARD THE WOMEN (MGM, 1951, 118 min)

Tuesday, October 28 (7:00 pm)

  • CALAMITY JANE (Warner Bros., 1953, 101 min)

Thursday, October 30 (7:00 pm)

  • ROCK ISLAND TRAIL (Republic, 1950, 90 min)

November 2003

Tuesday, November 4 (7:00 pm)

  • SERGEANT RUTLEDGE (Warner Bros., 1960, 111 min)

Thursday, November 6 (7:00 pm)

  • ALONG THE OREGON TRAIL (Republic, 1947, 64 min)

Thursday, November 13 (7:00 pm)

  • SILVERADO (Columbia, 1985, 127 min)

Tuesday, November 18 (7:00 pm)

  • HEARTLAND (Filmhaus, 1979, 96 min)

Thursday, November 20 (7:00 pm)

  • RIVER OF NO RETURN (20th Century-Fox, 1954, 91 min)

Friday, November 21 (7:00 pm)

  • DAYS OF HEAVEN (Paramount, 1978, 95 min)

Teacher Institutes

What: A series of collaborative institutes between Learning Page and Exhibitions.

Where: The Learning Center, James Madison Building 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20540

When:
October 8, 2003
November 1, 2003
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Audience: 25 educators from around the country

Purpose: Provided educators with an opportunity to engage in discovery learning and to develop strategies to teach about America's century of exploration. The Institute featured the expedition of the Corps of Discovery's quest to connect North America by means of a waterway passage, as well other important expeditions including those lead by Zebulon Pike, Stephen Long, Charles Wilkes, and John Frémont and concluded with the construction of the transcontinental railroad, which closed the door on the quest for a direct water passage to connect the East with the West.

The Library of Congress exhibition Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America, opened in late July 2003, supported by content from the American Memory collections and The Learning Page as the focal point of the educators' institute.

Symposium

The Library of Congress presented a one-day symposium on September 18, 2003, in conjunction with the exhibition. [ More information ]

Tours

  • To schedule group tours of an exhibition—please contact the Visitor Services Office at (202) 707-8816.
  • To schedule school tours of an exhibition—please contact the Interpretive Programs Office at (202) 707-9203.

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