Maps, Photographs, and Art at Yellowstone Gateway Museum

Selections from the Permanent Collection is a show that explores some of the framed pieces in the collection from early maps of the area to contemporary Park County artists.

Visitors can experience a map published by the U.S. Government in 1867 after many expeditions, including the Corps of Discovery in 1806, added to the knowledge of this area’s geography. Captain William Clark mapped the Livingston area in 1806. The final US Army expedition was led by Captain William F. Raynolds, Corps of Topographic Engineers, to map the Yellowstone River to the North Platte River and explore the headwaters of the Powder, Wind, and Missouri Rivers. He was assisted by 1st. Lieutenant H. E. Maynadier, 10th Infantry. Infantrymen escorted Raynolds and his eight assistants, including topographers, a geologist, naturalist, astronomer, meteorologist, and physician. Fur trapper Jim Bridger guided the expedition.

Other maps include an 1883 Montana Territory Map and 1893 USGS geology and topography maps.

Original works of art by Freeman Butts (acrylics), Maude (Bottler) Daggett (oil pastels), Katie Mahony Udd (acrylic), and Tom L. Roberts (oil) are on exhibit.

Painting of girl swinging from Roosevelt Arch, Yellowstone National Park

My Playground by Katie Mahony Udd

Several prints are on display, including hand-colored prints of Yellowstone National Park by William Henry Jackson and an oil painting of downtown Livingston by David Swanson. Three images of Yellowstone National Park subjects were taken by photographer Jeff Henry and a remastered image by F. J. Bandholtz immortalizes downtown Livingston in 1909.

The exhibit is on the top floor of the Yellowstone Gateway Museum, 118 W. Chinook St., Livingston, Montana. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, through September 4. Please call 406-222-4184 for more information.