The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center The Betty Strong Encounter Center The Crossroads and Our Mission Link to The Interpretive Center Link to The Encounter Center
The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Betty Strong Encounter Center comprise an almost 20,000-square-foot, private, non-profit cultural complex, built and sustained by Missouri River Historical Development, Inc. (MRHD).The Interpretive Center opened in 2002 to commemorate the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial.

It expanded in late 2007 with the opening of the adjoining Betty Strong Encounter Center to fulfill a permanent mission of "commemorating

a history of encounters before, during and after the expedition.

Joined by the symbolic Crossroads, these two parts create a Missouri Riverfront home for exhibits, programs and activities that explore how we live together as diverse people; and how we care for our land, our great river and other natural resources. Admission and programs are free.
Link to YouTube Video
Watch a video clip of Lamb, Jensen & Bugge performing
last year at the Betty Strong Encounter Center
Calendar of Events Title
2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 14
Danish-American Folk Music
with Dwight Lamb,
Mette Kathrine Jensen
and Kristian Bugge
2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 28
Dr. Scott Culpepper's
The Man Behind the Marble:
Getting to Know the
Real George Washington
2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 21
"A Year on the Missouri"
an illustrated program presented by
Sam Stukel
2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 6
Retired Sioux City Journal Sports Editor Terry Hersom presents
"My Life in the Candy Store"