On May 11, 1910, President William Howard Taft signed the bill establishing Glacier National Park as our 10th national park. As Glacier National Park commemorates its first 100 years, the public is invited to the park’s rededication event on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at 10:30 a.m.
Festivities will include a Rededication Ceremony at the West Glacier Community Building, the location of the park’s 50th and 75th anniversary events. The public is encouraged to attend this free commemoration and share in the day’s events. Cake will be served following the ceremony. No tickets are required to attend and park entrance fees will also be waived on May 11 in commemoration of the park’s 100th birthday.
Walking tours, led by retired NPS employees, will be offered following the formal ceremony starting at noon. The tour includes four stops at historic locations in the headquarters compound including the park’s museum collection, historic fire hose tower, the original park headquarters building and the historic Belton Bridge.