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Lewis and Clark Kansas City

About the Southern Region

The region was created in late 2021 when the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation reorganized its structure into regions. The Southern Prairie Region covers six states: Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and southwestern Illinois.

At the time of restructuring, some smaller chapters decided to dissolve while other chapters remained in existence within their region and sometimes hold events primarily for members in their chapter areas.

The new Southern Prairie Region includes two already existing chapters: the Greater St. Louis Chapter and the Missouri-Kansas Riverbend Chapter in northwest Missouri and eastern Kansas.

The Trail Heritage Foundation’s membership structure was revised, too. Now, every paid member is automatically a member of the national organization and chooses which home region she or he wants to be assigned to. For a small extra fee, a member can become assigned to other regions in addition to the person’s home region. Click here to learn about membership.


With the Southern Prairie Region as the region of your choice, you will receive quarterly newsletters about activities in the region, as well as invitations to in-person events and Zoom talks, and other information specific to the region as well as the entire Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage organization. You will learn about the most important expedition in our nation’s history and the many educational and tourist opportunities along the 4,900-mile Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. 


Most importantly, you will meet great people whose dedication and commitments to telling the story of the 1803-06 expedition are boundless!


Enjoy learning about Lewis and Clark and experiencing the trail. For more information or to offer suggestions, please send an email to


Click here to become a member

Photo Gallery and Videos

Photo Gallery Index:

  • 2015 (7 November) Joint Chapter Meeting: William Least Heat-Moon >>>>
  • 2015 National Convention hosted by the Kansas City Area  Missouri-Kansas Riverbend Chapter >>>>
  • 2015 31 January Board Meeting at River Club >>>>
  • 2014 13 September >>>>
  • 2014 June Kaw Point >>>>
  • 2012  January Annual Meeting  >>>>
  • 2012 Kaw Point Meeting  >>>>
  • 2011 September Lewis and Clark Point Program  >>>>
  • 2011 April  Sacagawea
    Plaque Dedication  >>>>
  • 2011 Kaw Point Meeting  >>>>
  • 2010 May Peggy Smith Lewis and Clark Viaduct Name Award  >>>>
  • 2010 April Rocheport Luncheon  >>>>
  • 2009 Ambrose Tubbs Visit  >>>>
  • 2008 Kaw Point Meeting  >>>>
  • 2008 September Fort Osage Marker Rededication  >>>>
  • Miscellaneous Images  >>>>
  • Miscellaneous Images 2 >>>>

Video Gallery Index:

  • William Least Heat-Moon at 7 November 2015 Joint Chapter Meeting >>>>
  • Videos of National Convention in Kansas City (August 2015) >>>>
  • June 14, 2014 A  >>>>
  • June 14, 2014 B >>>>

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
Missouri-Kansas Riverbend Chapter

208 N.W. 44th Street
Kansas City, MO  64116

816-679-5925  |