Remembering Yellowstone: Fall Speaker Series

The Friends of the Yellowstone Gateway Museum announce their upcoming fall speaker series, Remembering Yellowstone, featuring regional authors who explore various aspects of the world’s first national park. The four, bi-monthly programs begin on September 13 and continue through mid-October. Topics include ranger stories, rephotography of the park, cowboy tales from along a park trails, and the National Park Service’s Mission 66 program.

All programs are part of the museum’s new Wednesday evening programming, Hump Day History, and are held at 7:00 pm at the Yellowstone Gateway Museum, 118 W. Chinook, Livingston. The speaker series is free and open to the public and refreshments are served. Doors will open at 6:00 pm for people to enjoy the museum’s exhibits before the program. Attendees must climb stairs to the top floor of museum for the program.

Author Orville E. Bach, Jr.

Author Orville E. Bach, Jr.

On September 13, author Orville E. “Butch” Bach, Jr. gives a program about his book, Reflections from Yellowstone and Beyond: 43 years as a Seasonal Ranger. Bach worked most of his ranger career in Yellowstone National Park. He is also the author of Hiking the Yellowstone Backcountry, Exploring the Yellowstone Backcountry, and Tracking the Spirit of Yellowstone. He and his wife Margaret reside in Bozeman, Montana. Bach will share many stories during the evening and will sign books after the program.

Two weeks later, on September 27, photojournalist Bradly J. Boner gives a program about his rephotography book, Yellowstone National Park: Through the Lens of Time. The book compares more than 100 photos that pioneer photographer William Henry Jackson took during the 1871 Hayden Survey with Boner’s contemporary photos of the same scenes. His book also includes history, extensive notes, and personal tales.

On October 11, author Don W. DeJarnett gives a program based on his new book, Cowboy Tales on the Eaton Trail in Yellowstone. The author spent time as an Eaton cowboy himself, and through the use of stories, he takes readers and program attendees on an imaginary journey through the park.

On October 25, Lesley Gilmore, Director of Historic Preservation Services for CTA Architects Engineers and author of Canyon Village in Yellowstone: The Model for Mission 66, gives a program about the history of Mission 66, which enabled the National Park Service to upgrade, improve, and infuse funding into the neglected and over-used parks from 1956 through 1966.

Watch for more information about upcoming Hump Day History programs or contact Karen Reinhart at 222-4184 or Visit our Facebook page, yellowstonegatewaymuseum, or our web site,