Ceremony marks center’s opening

Ceremony marks center's opening Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Lewis and Clark Spirit Mound Learning Center at the W.H. Over Museum were just part of the festivities during Vermillion's Lewis and Clark Festival Aug. 25. Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Lewis and Clark Spirit Mound Learning Center at the W.H. Over Museum were just part of the festivities during Vermillion's Lewis and Clark Festival Aug. 25. Learning Center visitors will be able to use a touch screen computer for information about the Corps of Discovery and its work. The interactive computer will give people different options to decide on their own journey with Lewis and Clark. The learning center is also graced with a 20-foot mural painted by Vermillion artist Jeff Freeman. It was unveiled during the Lewis and Clark Festival. The Lewis and Clark Spirit Mound Learning and Information Center is funded through matching grants from the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the National Park Service, along with contributions from private donors and Friends of the W.H. Over Museum. Above, Bob Noiva, center, president of the Friends of the W.H. Over Museum, is aided by Dorothy Neuhaus, left, and Rep. Judy Clark, right, to officially cut the ribbon for the learning center. See page 1B for more pictures from the festival.

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