Preserving A Picturesque America To Paint Historic Sketch From Inside Point Park

  • Friday, February 9, 2024
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with Preserving a Picturesque America, invites the public to participate in a special one-hour program on Friday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. examining how the group takes a historic sketch from the two-volume set Picturesque America, published in 1872, and paints the same scene as it is today. The program will take place inside Point Park, which does require an entrance fee of $10 for persons 16 years and older, 15 and younger are free, unless one has the America the Beautiful Pass.

Officials said, "The preface of Picturesque America described 'the design of this publication to present full descriptions and elaborate pictorial delineations of the scenery characteristic of all the different parts of our country.
The wealth of material for this purpose is almost boundless.' Preserving a Picturesque America believes 'one can build a stronger connection with nature and the picturesque when taking the time to view these things through an artistic lens.' There are few equals to the picturesque that is Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain. Come learn how this time-honored tradition of sketching/painting is instilling a love of the natural world we live in."

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park website at
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