Suzanne Goodman, third from left, during visit from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Office of Education to the museum.

Suzanne Goodman, second from left, during the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Office of Education’s visit to the museum. 

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Bruce Graham heads up our cataloging efforts in the Research Library.

Roddy Stanton inventorying county blueprints and plans.

Roddy Stanton inventorying county blueprints and plans.

The Friends of the Yellowstone Gateway Museum exists to help in raising funds for the Yellowstone Gateway Museum of Park County, a non-profit organization.

The Friends are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donations to the Museum are tax-deductible.


Bruce Graham, President

Bruce Graham is a graduate of Park County High School and Montana State University where he studied history. Bruce is a retired Material Manager for Burlington Northern and Montana Rail Link, working in Livingston.


Suzanne Goodman, Vice President

Suzanne Goodman is a retired educator, having spent six years in the classroom and twenty years as the local high school librarian.  She continues to enjoy an interest in Montana’s Indian Education For All efforts.


Sandrine Olds, Secretary

Originally from Belgium, Sandrine Olds studied Civil Engineering at MSU and worked locally as an engineer until she and her husband, Andy, had two children. Now a substitute teacher, she often brings her family to the museum to enjoy all the things that the museum is doing. She’s fascinated by history—the tidbits, not just the big stories.


Paul Shea, Treasurer

Paul Shea began as Director of the museum in 2009, after serving ten years as Executive Director of the newly formed Yellowstone Historic Center in West Yellowstone, Montana.  He has quickly learned the history of this area and conducts research, gives interpretive programs, manages volunteers, and curates exhibits. Paul has been a member of the Museums Association of Montana since 2000, serving on the Board of Directors for ten years, four years as President.


Judy Bonnell

Judy Bonnell is a lifetime Park County resident. A retired bookkeeper, she currently works at Holbrook United Methodist Church as a secretary and also regularly volunteers at the museum, cataloging items and working at the front desk. She cares deeply about the people of Park County.


Edward Dodge

Edward Dodge is a lifelong Park County resident. He retired after 34 years as a railroad machinist, mechanic, and welder.  Ed enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and hunting.


Robin Lovec

Robin Lovec is a Livingston native who currently teaches fifth grade with over twenty-five years of experience. She was awarded the Montana History Teacher of the Year in 2009. A decade ago, after attending the first Indian Education for All conference, she began collaborating with the Yellowstone Gateway Museum. This partnership was so successful that their efforts were applauded by the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian.


Mike Palmer

Mike Palmer was an education economics major but spent 30 years working as a structural iron worker, working in the East from Greenland to the Virgin Islands.  He moved to Montana in 1995 and immediately began cultivating an interest in Montana history. An avid reader of Montana history, Mike likes that the history in this area is relatively new. He lives near Bozeman Pass.


Roddy Stanton

Roddy Stanton moved to Livingston in 2003 to join her two sons. She was employed in New Mexico at the Laboratory of Anthropology working in collections for ten years; previously Roddy led the Docent Program at the Art Museum, Princeton University. She earned her B.A. from Rutgers University in art history. Roddy now sits on the board of the Archaeological Conservancy and volunteers behind the scenes at the museum.

Members of both boards after moving bison into museum. L to R: Bob Ebinger, Ed Dodge, Andy Olds, Paul Shea, Mike Palmer, and Jem Blueher.

Members of both boards after moving bison into museum. L to R: Bob Ebinger, Ed Dodge, Andy Olds, Paul Shea, Mike Palmer, and Jem Blueher.

Judy Bonnell holding up Friends" publication, "History of Park County 1984" while working at the front desk.

Judy Bonnell holding up Friends’ publication, “History of Park County 1984” while working at the front desk.

Robin Lovec and students during Fort Parker Days.

Robin Lovec and students during Fort Parker Days.