We went to view the Jacob Lawrence paintings of the Bush party traveling by covered wagons from Missouri to Tumwater. Jacob Lawrence was a well known painter who was commissioned by Washington State in 1972 to do these paintings. He is one of the first black artists to focus his work on African American history. Mr. Lawrence was a professor at the University of Washington. Due to preservation constraints, these paintings are only shown every 8-10 years. They are showing at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma until March 3, 2019.
This blog reflects the journey of Kathleen and Mark who have left suburbia to steward this historical property and transform the land back into a working farm.