LCSC looks to make statue permanent part of campus
A note from LCSC Director of College Advancemnent Lori Skelton:
A new presence is on the Lewis-Clark State College campus. Sacajawea.
Along with her companions, Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea’s story is one of collaboration, peace and friendship. Their journey was long and arduous. She was an integral part of an historic trip with the mission of collaboration to bring peace and friendship to others. But it was strenuous and exhausting. In commemoration of her spirit and in celebration of the rich history of Lewis-Clark State College, it is hoped that this will be the permanent home for this sculpture.
Standing over nine feet tall, the heroic-sized monument would proudly greet students, faculty and friends near the entrance to the new Nursing/Health Science Building – a reminder that our communities were founded in the spirit of peace. In the short-term, until the building is complete, she is near the center campus gazebo, between the Administration Building and Meriwether Lewis Hall.
You are invited to partner with us to keep her here at LCSC. Simply call the Advancement Office at ext. 2458, or place a check in the inter-campus mail to Advancement (just make a note on the check’s memo line that it is for “Sacajawea”). There is also a smaller likeness of this same piece in the Student Union Building upper floor lobby. You will find brochures and envelopes for donations to the large sculpture there as well.
With the goal of raising $100,000, another way to help is to share this project with people you know. Every gift, no matter the size, will help reach the goal. A gift of $100 or more will include the name of the donor engraved on the display. For exclusive naming rights, please contact Lori Skelton in the College Advancement office at ext. 2458.
Artist, Carol Grende created this masterpiece. Her work includes bas reliefs, paintings and monuments in historical, equestrian and wildlife themes. We are honored to share Carol’s talent in the beauty of this Sacajawea monument. For more information on the artist and her work see: www.cagrende.com. It will be an honor to display this incredible likeness in Sacajawea Plaza outside the Nursing/Health Sciences Building.
Please take a moment to walk near her. On a really tough day, remembering the journey she made just might bring inspiration.