How does a first-of-its-kind printed ensemble in the United States sound for you history and art lovers?

A historic exhibit featuring a complete collection of vintage hand-colored stone lithographs will be on display at Traveler's Rest State Park, just outside of Lolo on U.S Highway 12. The exhibit opens Friday, April 5.

These pieces are from the work of Philadelphia artist Thomas Doughty, whose works from 1830-1833 make up what is included in the incredible exhibit at Travelers' Rest. It was in that era that Mr. Doughty turned his attention toward imagery that would appeal to American sportsmen. The exhibit  contains all 54 printed colored lithographs.

Montana Art Galleries
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Travelers’ Rest Visitor Center is a mecca for so many things Lewis and Clark. Here you’ll find permanent and traveling exhibits that tell their story and the history of the area. Their Lewis and Clark exhibits include archaeological finds from the Travelers’ Rest site, replica clothing and equipment from the Expedition, miniature models Travelers’ Rest campsite, historical firearms, a collection bead work, musical instruments, powwow regalia and  traditional crafts of Native Americans, and so much more.

Natural history displays include skulls and pelts of bear, beaver, and birds. Also on display is a running list of species sighted at Travelers’ Rest State Park in the current year.

We hope you can find time to take in this wonderful exhibit and all that Travelers' Rest State park has to offer. If you'd like to know more about the latest exhibit and get any other information, a good place to start is their website.  You can also call 406-273-4253.

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