Thursday, July 15, 2010

"Sacagawea Museum"


This interpretive center sits in Sacagawea State Park, just outside Pasco, WA., where the Snake and Columbia rivers converge. Lewis and Clark's "Corps of Discovery" camped on this site in the early 1800's when they came through this area.

The park has been here for many years. I remember visiting it as early as 1957 in my youth, and after our junior year in high school, our class had a big party in the park. The party was wild and wooly as the park wasn't supervised back in those days like it is now, and was such a hit with our class that one of our reunions was held there back in the '70's. That too, is getting to be many years ago...but I digress.

The group I hang out with went out here today and sketched and painted the museum. If you ever have the chance to visit this park/museum, definitely visit the museum. It is a good one.

10 comments:

  1. INtresting and colorful sketch! I cannot wait to see more!

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  2. A really great sketch! And thanks for the info on the area and museum. We are heading up that direction on a road trip and it is nice to know what is around to visit and sight see! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Really nice sketch! I love it =)

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  4. Excellent sketch and composition!

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  5. I love all things Lewis & Clark! They had such wonderful journals! Thanks for the info, and enjoyed your tales and sketch!

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  6. I really like this, particularly the way you've draw the trees. Detail with going overboard- something I'm still working on. And thanks for the info on the museum! I will check it out next time I get up to Washington!

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  8. Glad you had fun in 57 AND 70. Apparently this one was built in the "minimalist/functional" years. Reminds me of a pared down Griffith Park facade. I didn't realize that modern boats didn't need light houses... but surely there some old salts who DO need extra guidance? Anyway, glad to know somebody's still building light houses, too.

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  9. Wonderful sketch/painting! I love the colors, really draws the eyes.

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