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Cultural Treasures

Cultural Treasures

The Yellowstone Park Foundation supports projects that protect, preserve, research, or share information about Yellowstone’s human past and cultural resources.

 

Yellowstone National Park Founding Documents

Founding Yellowstone National Park Documents
Photo Credit: Matt Ludin

Funding Needed: $15,000

Organizing and cataloging Superintendent correspondences throughout the National Park Service history– including the letters of Albright, Mather, and other founding fathers – is already underway. This new project will create an online, searchable database of these important documents pertaining to the history of Yellowstone and the early years of the NPS. 

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Preserving Yellowstone National Park Historic Vehicles

Preserving Yellowstone National Park Historic Vehicles
Photo Credit: Xanterra Parks and Resorts

Funding Needed: $15,000

Yellowstone’s collection of 30 horse-drawn and motorized historic vehicles are an important resource that documents the history of transportation in the Park. New covers for each historic vehicle will not only provide protection from dirt and dust, but are also designed to be easily removed and replaced to facilitate the increasing demand from the public for tours of the vehicles. 

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Historic Structures Report: Trailside Museums

Historic Structures Report: Trailside Museums
Photo Credit: Matt Ludin

Funding Needed: $45,000 for 2 years

The Fishing Bridge, Norris Geyser Basin, and Madison Trailside Museums are National Historic Landmarks and are widely considered the best “rustic style” structures in the entire National Park System. This project will create a historic structure report (HSR) to document the evolution of these historic structures, their current condition, and the causes of deterioration. The report will also include measured drawings and photo-documentation of existing conditions and will aid in historic treatment recommendations. 

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Share Your YNP Story

Share Your YNP Story
Photo Credit: NPS

Funding Needed: $25,000

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th centennial in 2016, a number of archival collections will be digitized including the 1895 diary of 16-year-old Alice Stratton, and the 1919 photo album of 17-year-old Marion Dyer. In addition, today’s children will be invited to share modern documentation of their recent visit to compare the way children past and present have experienced Yellowstone. 

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High Altitude Archaeology

High Altitude Archaeology - 2
Photo Credit: NPS/INSTAAR/USFS/Craig M. Lee

Funding Needed: $50,000 a year for 3 years

High altitude archeological resources present a triple challenge: they are unique and priceless time capsules, they face severe and irreversible damage from climate change driven impacts, and, due to their elevation and remoteness, they are extremely difficult to access. This project will rescue these remote archeological resources at high altitude ice patches and will support radiocarbon dating and other scientific analyses on the collected resources.

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