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Celebrate Heritage Days at Sacajawea Historical State Park on Sept. 25-26

Umatilla tribal member Jesse Bevis Sr. performs a traditional Native American dance at the 2014 Sacajawea Heritage Days event.
Umatilla tribal member Jesse Bevis Sr. performs a traditional Native American dance at the 2014 Sacajawea Heritage Days event. Tri-City Herald

The Friends of Sacajawea State Park and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk and Traditional Arts Program invite the public to experience living history at the 2015 Heritage Days celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25-26 at the park, 2503 Sacajawea Park Road in Pasco.

This event features re-enactments covering the history of the surrounding land, from the Ice Age Floods through 1927, when the park was established by the Daughters of the Pioneers.

Local organizations will demonstrate the skills early American pioneers needed to survive, what they wore and the shelters they lived in. There will be demonstrations by Native Americans, mountain-men encampments, music and depictions of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition. Arts and crafts will be available, and guests will also have the opportunity to view a steam engine and antique automobile display.

Admission is free. On Sept. 25, visitors will need an annual $30 Discover Pass or a $10 daily pass for vehicle access. Sept. 26 is a “free day” in all Washington State Parks in recognition of National Public Lands Day, and no Discover Pass or daily pass will be needed.

For more information, visit www.friendsofsacajaweastatepark.org/wp/?page_id=12.

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