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.
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2 p.m. Sunday, August 18
"How Western Music Won the West"
with Smithsonian Rural Musicians
Bob & Sheila Everhart
2 p.m. Sunday, August 25
"Poetic Reflections from the Past"
The Poetry of Linnie Poyzer
presented by Theresa Jackson
12 - 4 p.m. Thursday, August 22
Weekly Open Jam
welcomes special guest
Rusty Rierson
2 p.m. Sunday, September 1
"Who Was
Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte?"
presented by Dr. Bruce Sheffield
See calendar for additional
events