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Exploration and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, Father of Glacier Park with Hugh Grinnell

August 2, 2016

The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year-old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hide-hunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, cofounded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will travel back in time to the 19th century, listening to Grinnell’s own words as taken from his field journals, memoirs, personal correspondence, and newspaper editorials.

Funded project of Humanities Montana. Humanities Montana is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Contact: Humanities Montana Phone: (406) 243-6022
Yellowstone County Museum
1950 Terminal Circle
Billings, MT 59105
United States
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