b'OldMission A living landmark, Old Mission stands serenely on a hilltop 24 miles east of Coeur dAlene along I-90. The Mission has been many different things for many different people and Sacred Encounters will always have a place in history.Now the church remains as a monument to the past, one of the most remarkable buildings in Idaho. The permanent exhibitionofSacredEncounters: Father DeSmet and the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West is located at the Visitor Center which tells the story of the Blackrobes and Coeur dAlene Tribe.This Smithsonian quality display unfoldsinninedramaticscenes, augmentedbyvideoandmusic. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a dream-like re-creation of the first Sacred Heart Mission built in 1842.Coeur dAlenes Old Mission State Parks natural beauty and historic significance combine to make the Re-creation of the first Sacred HeartMany objects including items made by thesite a perfect setting for weddings, Mission built in 1842. Coeur dAlene Tribe are on display. celebrations and special events that connect the present generation with Many objects including items made bythe past. These include the Historic the Coeur dAlene Tribe and on loanSkills Fair held the second weekend of from the Smithsonian are on display. July with historic skill demonstrators and crafts, and the annual Coeur dAlene Tribe Pilgrimage and outdoor mass celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary held every August 15th. For More Information Contact:Coeur dAlenes Old Mission State ParkP.O. Box 30,Cataldo, ID83810-0030 (208) 682-3814Majestic North Idaho|www.northidaho.org 5'