Ed Hamilton Sculpture - York

Ed Hamilton Sculpture - York Photo
Ed Hamilton Sculpture - York Photo 2

Location:

160 N. 5th St.
On the Belvedere at Waterfront Park
Louisville KY

Erected and subsequently dedicated in the fall of 2003, the bronze sculpture of York, the African American man who accompanied famed explorers Lewis and Clark on their 1803 expedition of the west, is the work of nationally-renowned artist and sculptor Ed Hamilton. The 8 foot sculpture was commissioned by the city of Louisville in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Lewis and Clark's historical trip. It pays homage to the contributions of York, born a slave and the childhood companion of Clark, and his significant role in Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery expedition from 1803 through 1806.