September 26th & 27th, 2014
Sacajawea State Park – Pasco, Washington
A big thanks to Randy Kirkbride for shooting, narrating, and editing the promotional video
ABOUT HERITAGE DAYS
The event was first presented in 2003 by the local Lewis & Clark Bicenntennial Council, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Voyage of Discovery. Mid-Columbia Traditional Arts and Music Association has presented the event since 2006, and we hope you love this event as much as we do.
Its purpose is to learn about and re-enact the life and skills of the the early American explorers, the Native American cultures they found along the way, and the lives of the early settlers.
Heritage Days runs for two days, Friday through Saturday. Friday is dedicated to receiving school children and letting them see and touch what used to be. Saturday is when most people show up to experience the past.
There are Lewis & Clark re-enactors, members of the Umatilla and Yakama Nations, and the Wanapums, along with mountain man encampments, local museums, and other people who enjoy sharing their skills and knowledge about what life was like nearly two centuries ago.
Saturday Night Campfire Program. On Saturday night there is a bonfire and many people who are encamped at the park as well as many more show up to play music, sing, tell stories, and just have a good time. The campfire program starts at around 7:30 PM. A big thanks to the literally over a hundred volunteers who organized, presented, guided and accomplished so many visible and behind the scenes tasks for the 2013 event. You are appreciated. See you in September!
For more information about Sacajawea Heritage Days, click on the links below: Schedule
Re-enactor Registration Forms
2014 Festival Schedule
The specific schedule is under development. We do know the times of the event, listed below.
Friday September 26th
9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. School children tours.
Saturday September 27th
10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Visit camps at your leisure
5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. dinner break
7:30 P.M. (ish) Main Field Campfire tales and music
Re-enactor Registration Forms
If you are a member of a buckskinner organization and wish to attend the encampment, here is the 2013 Heritage Days Mountain Man Registration form. Click here for a PDF document or Click here for a Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) document.
Sacajawea Heritage Days learning station descriptions for the 2014 school day field trips will be firmed up and released in late August 2014.
Field trip attendees are scheduled at the state park. Due to the high demand, each class will be assigned to learning stations starting in early September 2014. We have been able to squeeze all classes into the event in the past, but preferences will be assigned by a lottery this year. To increase fairness in assignments, we will doing a blind drawing and assigning classes in priority of that drawing. The highest demand learning stations are with Native American subjects, and those are filled most quickly. Sacajawea Interpretive Center is filled up immediately, so teachers should know that they likely will not be able to attend the center during this event.
To get further information about signing up for Heritage Days learning stations, call the park office at (509)545-2361
Learning stations may be subject to change or modification due to circumstances beyond our control after that date.
BRONZE LEVEL FRIENDS AND PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
- Bennett Rentals
- Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science & Technology
- Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
- Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation
- Daughters of the Pioneer
- FranklinCountyHistorical Society
- Horse Heaven Historical Re-enactors
- TRIOS Health
- Pacific Northwest Living Historians
- Sagebrush Freetrappers
- Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
- Wanapum Tribe
And to the uncounted community volunteers who make MCTAMA events happen.
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