Yellowstone Forever

June 15, 2011

Yellowstone Heritage & Research Center Tours

Heritage and Research Center in YellowstoneIn Yellowstone, there’s a treasure trove of 20,000 rare books and manuscripts, 90,000 photographs, 35,000 archeological artifacts, and much more. If you’ve entered the park through the Roosevelt Arch at the North Entrance, you’ve driven past it. The Yellowstone Heritage & Research Center (HRC) is home to the park’s priceless library, archive, and museum collection and offers tours all summer.

Yellowstone has one of the largest collections in the National Park Service, with several million items. This collection documents the cultural and natural history of the world's first national park in many diverse forms, such as historic records, photographs, artwork, oral histories, plant specimens, memorabilia, and maps.  Since 2007, the Yellowstone Park Foundation has helped to care for this collection through the Yellowstone Archive Fund.

Yellowstone visitors have an opportunity to journey back in time and see some of these treasures and how they are being preserved on free tours of the Heritage & Research Center. Public tours of the HRC will be every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 AM, from May 31 through September 8, 2011. Space is limited to 10 participants, so please call (307)344-2662 or (307)344-2264 to reserve a slot.

Learn more about the HRC or view general hours of operation>>  


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