Ladyada posted a thorough tutorial regarding Arduino to LCD wiring –
For a soon-to-be-released project I needed to have a character LCD display. Iâ€™ve got a box with a few of those $10 parallel LCDs that are so popular. Thereâ€™s even a few libraries at the Arduino playground for easy use. Dave Fowler from uCHobby even started out with a great tutorial. However, I didnâ€™t see any good tutorials on how to do the actual -connecting- part. So I took pix while I wired up one to a protoshield and tested it.
Hmm, “soon-to-be-released project” – better make sure I finish up those motor and ethernet shields first. – Hooking up an LCD to an Arduino
In the Maker store: Arduino Diecimila PLUS USB Board, fully assembled