June 11, 2016.
Jed’s Route over the Sierras, Bear Valley.
The 60th Anniversary Rendezvous
October 8, 2016.
The 60th Anniversary Rendezvous celebration will be held at the Micky Grove, San Joaquin Historical Society and Museum in Lodi, CA. Jim Hardee will be our key note speaker.
(Check out our “Upcoming Events” page for more information and 60th Anniversary registration form)
OBJECTIVES OF THE
JEDEDIAH SMITH SOCIETY
A California non-profit organization founded January, 1957, with these objectives:
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;
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;
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
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.
The business office of the Society is:
Jedediah Smith Society
1040 West Kettleman Lane #147
Lodi, CA 95240
The Society is headed by a president and other officers elected annually, by a board of directors elected every three years.
President: Jim Smith
Vice President: Joe Molter
Secretary: Wayne Knauf
Treasurer: Ed Sieckert
Board of Directors
Milton von Damm