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
1322 Shattuck Ave., Apt 401
Berkeley, CA 94709
The Society is headed by a president and other officers elected annually, by a board of directors elected every three years.
President: Kevin Kucera
Vice President: Jim Smith
Secretary: Milton von Damm
Treasurer: Milton von Damm
Board of Directors
Kevin Kucera, Jim Smith, Milton von Damm, Rich Cimino, Joe Green, Wayne Knauf, Luke Kucera and Sheri Wysong
Milton von Damm