Lewis and Clark in Washington

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Washington Map GraphicSing walla walla bing bang! The Fort Walla Walla Museum has more than 14 restored buildings most dating from 1850 to the turn of the century. The collection contains about 35,000 pioneer, agricultural and military artifacts including historical objects, textiles, and photographs. The dedicated staff provides living history performances every Sunday of the season and during June, July and August they also perform on Saturday. FYI: Every June the Fort Walla Walla Museum celebrates Lewis and Clark Days with a weekend event on site. (755 Myra Road, Walla Walla. 1(509) 525-7703 or www.fortwallawallamuseum.org)

Say, have you seen my brother? The Sacajawea State Park and Interpretive Center is a day use state park at the confluence of the Columbia and Clearwater/Snake Rivers which provides displays of artifacts and interpretive programs that focus on three topics. They include the life story of Sacajawea, the journey of the Corps of Discovery and the history of Native Americans. The boat launch is in a small, protected, oval lagoon and provides access to more than 9,000 feet of freshwater shoreline. A river beach and children’s playground is an added bonus. (2503 Sacajawea Park Road, Pasco. 1-509-545-2361 or lewisandclarktrail.com/section4/wacities/tricities/SacajaweaCenter)

Lewis & Clark or the Oregon Trail? Maryhill Museum of Art, located on more than 6000 acres overlooking the Columbia River, provides a dramatic visual perspective to visitors. More than 20 interpretive panels on the plateau within site of the museum explain points of local history. The stations convey trivia and facts about not only Native Americans and Lewis and Clark but also the Oregon Trail and the geology of the Columbia River Gorge. A permanent exhibit focuses on the trade and fishing customs of the indigenous people of the Columbia River that the Corps of Discovery encountered during their time in the area. Several additional programs have been created to commemorate the Corps of Discovery. (35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale. 1(509) 773-3733 or www.maryhillmuseum.org).

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