Our Story

Phyllis Yeager Promotions, LLC was formed in 2005 to promote the artwork of C.A. Grende, also known as Carol Grende. Carol passed away in 2009 and it is the goal of Phyllis Yeager to keep her legacy alive. This gallery was established in 2014 to reach a wider audience and to share the works of this talented artist. Although much of the gallery is devoted to Carol Grende’s Lewis and Clark artworks, her entire repertoire will be included – History, Equestrian, Wildlife, and War Memorials. The gallery will also feature the works of other artists including Brent Phelps, Terry Murphy, Harvey Rattey and Mark Hopkins.

 

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Phyllis Yeager

"Growing up in Montana Phyllis Yeager moved to Southern Indiana in the early 80's. It was only then that she realized the connection of Lewis and Clark with her new community and where she grew up in Lewis and Clark Country in Montana. As Executive Director of the Visitors Bureau I travelled with Phyllis to Great Falls, Montana in March of 2003 when we were attending a planning meeting of the National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. Carol Grende knew of the meeting and presented us with a miniature model of her Lewis and Clark shaking hands statue. 

Phyllis was honored with the Tourism Bureau's highest recognition, John H. Minta Tourism Award in 2010 in appreciation of her efforts expanding the knowledge of the area's connection with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. She has been one of the most devoted people promoting the connections of the local, state, regional, and national level by serving on the National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Board during 2003-2006 Bicentennial of the Expedition. From 2004-2010 she served on the board of the national Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. 

Phyllis served on the board of the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau's for 18 years from 1992-2009. She is affectionately referred to as Mrs. Lewis and Clark.

-Jim Keith, Executive Director

Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau