Jedediah Smith Society

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OBJECTIVES OF THE
JEDEDIAH SMITH SOCIETY
A California non-profit organization founded January, 1957, with these objectives:

Preservation
To acquire, preserve, and make available for scholarly research and public display the original journals, letters, records and personal belongings of Jedediah Strong Smith, 1799-1831, early American explorer, cartographer, and mountain man;

Research
To encourage scholarly research and writing, with particular emphasis on the accomplishments of Jedediah S. Smith and other early fur traders and explorers, by offering appropriate awards, scholarships and grants for meritorious study and research;

Education
To foster, through public meetings, publications, or other events or activities, appropriate and effective educational programs to promote public awareness and understanding of the career and accomplishments of Jedediah S. Smith and other early fur traders and explorers

OUR MISSION
To foster, through public meetings, publications, or other events or activities, appropriate and effective educational programs to promote public awareness and understanding of the career and accomplishments of Jedediah S. Smith and other early fur traders and explorers.

MEETINGS
The Society holds two regular membership meetings per year, one in April at the time of the California History Institute at UOP, and a fall “rendezvous” in late September, early October or November at a historic location on or near one of Jed Smith’s known campsites. In addition, the Board of Directors meets on call.

HEADQUARTERS
The business office of the Society is:
Jedediah Smith Society
1322 Shattuck Ave.  Apt 401
Berkeley, CA 94709

STAFF
The Society is headed by a president and other officers elected annually, by a board of directors elected every three years.

twotraders2017 Officers

President:  Jim Smith
Vice President:  Joe Molter
Secretary:  Wayne Knauf
Treasurer: Milton von Damm

Board of Directors

Jim Smith
Joe Molter
Wayne Knauf
Milton Von Damm
Eric Jung
Kevin Kucera
Bob Shannon

Executive Committee

Jim Smith
Joe Molter
Wayne Knauf
Milton Von Damm

Click here to see photos of our Green River Rendezvous and Upcoming Events 

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An organization dedicated to learning about and sharing the history of Jedediah Smith and other explorers and mountain men.