Bob Ebinger and Paul Shea hanging a Tom L. Roberts painting in art exhibit.

Bob Ebinger and Paul Shea hanging a Tom L. Roberts painting in art exhibit.

Jem Blueher and Andy Olds firing up the restored forge in the Blacksmith Shop.

Jem Blueher and Andy Olds firing up the restored forge in the Blacksmith Shop.

BJ Earle sprucing up the museum during the holidays.

BJ Earle sprucing up the museum during the holidays.

Bob Ebinger, President    

Bob Ebinger was a history major at Trinity College. In 1980 he helped establish a Historic District in his inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood and has since restored his two historic residences.  Bob wrote the biography of Emanuel Goughnour, an early Livingston lumber entrepreneur.  A past city commissioner and state representative, he presently sits on Livingston’s Historic Preservation Committee, the Urban Renewal Agency Board, and the Livingston Depot Foundation.                                                                             


Jem Blueher

An Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology major at Montana State University, Jem has worked as a carpenter, log home builder, river raft guide, professional ski instructor, and a rescue diver. He manufactured tipis and wall tents as second owner of White Buffalo Lodges. Jem is currently the owner and operator of Anvil Wagon Works where he builds and restores historic wagons, coaches, and sleighs, using his wheelwrighting, blacksmithing, upholstery, and custom woodworking skills.


George Bornemann

George Bornemann is a Professional Land Surveyor with CTA Architects Engineers in Livingston. He spent 20 years working in Yellowstone National Park where he became interested in the area’s history. He also serves as a Trustee of the Livingston School District. George helps his wife Kathryn with her business, Out of the Blue Antiques, and they have two children, Augustus and Sonia.


BJ Earle

BJ Earle worked for Hamilton Stores, a Yellowstone National Park concessionaire, in 1966-1968 during the summers at Mammoth Hot Springs while studying archaeology. She worked for the BLM as an archaeologist from 1976-2011, serving in Dillon and Miles City, Montana, as well as Buffalo, Wyoming. Besides Historic and Prehistoric archaeology, BJ’s interests include the history and resources of Yellowstone, art, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and military history.


Dale Guidi

Dale Guidi is a lifelong resident who graduated from Park County High School and studied mechanical engineering at Montana State University. He worked for Northern Pacific Railway, Burlington Northern, and Montana Rail Link, retiring in 2004 as the mechanical foreman. Dale served on the Friends museum board for about a decade beginning in 2000. He likes to give back to the community.


Norm Miller

Norm Miller graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1985. He has since lived throughout the west, including Yellowstone National Park, and has owned a local business for 26 years.  Norm has been a museum volunteer over the past 5 years, curating the museum’s Corps of Discovery exhibit and using his creativity to help with other interpretive exhibits.


Bob Moore

Bob Moore is a lifelong resident of Park County and a retired real estate broker and event and concert coordinator. He is an author and publisher of historic books.


Debi Nemetz

Debi Nemetz earned a Master’s degree at Vanderbilt University.  An Acute Care Nurse Practicioner, she is currently doing leather restoration for Coach, Inc., NYC. Debi moved here 2 years ago, fell in love with their historic Queen Anne-style mansion in downtown Livingston, and developed an obsession to save her. Falling in love with Livingston was also a bonus. She lives with her architect husband and 7-year-old daughter, Lucy.


Andy Olds

Andy Olds works as an independent contractor and currently operates a handyman business, Andy’s Tool Wagon. He served in the US Navy for 6 years. Andy takes great pride in representing the people, places, and things in Park County that make up our rich history. He has lived in Livingston since 1998 with his wife and two children.

Volunteer field trip to Yellowstone National Park museum storage.

Volunteer field trip to Yellowstone National Park museum storage.

Norm Miller after moving the roller feed mill to the museum.

Norm Miller after moving the roller feed mill to the museum.

George Bornemann trying his hand at making cordage during the Knap-In.

George Bornemann trying his hand at making cordage during the Knap-In.