Glacier Centennial Activities

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Grinnell Glacier near Many Glacier Hotel

from the Glacier National Park Centennial Committee

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 8 PM (park entrance fee required) More than Just a Pretty Place (interpretive program) Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium, Glacier National Park, MT
406-888-7939. Focus: Glacier National Park’s geology and history.

Wednesday-Friday, July 14, 15, and 16, 2010 (registration required) Traversing the International Peace Park Glacier Institute Course, Glacier National Park, MT http://www.glacierinstitute.org Join the Glacier Institute for a first-hand understanding of the international, cross border dimensions of park management. Learn how park managers cooperate across the border on resource protection, scientific research, search and rescue, visitor services and interpretation. We will discuss the peace park as the ecological core of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem.

Monday-Saturday, July 19-25, 2010
Columbia Falls Centennial Heritage Days
Columbia Falls, MT
http://www.cfallsheritagedays.com
A multi-day annual celebration of the regional heritage. This year, Heritage Days will kick off with an opening ceremony at Marantette Park in Columbia Falls on July 19, at noon. The Joe Cosley exhibit (past Glacier National Park Ranger) will be unveiled on July 23 at 6:30 PM at Discovery Square. The centennial parade will kick off at 11 AM on July 24th on Nucleus Ave.

Tuesday-Monday, July 20-25, 2010 (membership required) Glacier Mountaineering Society Centennial Summit Glacier National Park, MT http://www.glaciermountaineers.com An official Glacier National Park Centennial mountaineering event to promote awareness of the spectacular natural diversity to be found beyond the roads and trails of Glacier National Park. The event consists of climbing various peaks throughout the week of July 19-25, 2010, a trail work day, and a luncheon.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM (park entrance fee required) Where have all the glaciers gone?
Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier National Park, MT 406-732-7740 What is a glacier, anyway??? What is the relationship between the Ice Age glaciers and our present small glaciers? What is the relationship between climate and Montana’s current glaciers? What does the future hold for Glacier National Park’s glaciers? Meet a ranger in the lobby of the Many Glacier Hotel. Some walking and stairs will be involved.

Thursday, July 22, 2010 8 PM (park entrance fee required) Josephine Doody (living history program) Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium, Glacier National Park, MT
406-888-7931
Feisty, ferocious, freewheeling – she was called the Bootleg Lady of Glacier. Josephine fell in love with the rugged pioneer life, and together with her husband Dan, worked their homestead on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, hunted mountain lions with their Airedale dogs, and peddled Josephine’s legendary moonshine to other hardy Glacier settlers.

from the Glacier Park Foundation

A reunion of Many Glacier Hotel employees has been scheduled for July 29 – August 1. Tentative schedule:

Thursday – sign in, meet & greet
Friday – hiking, Hootenany in the evening
Saturday – hiking, group dinner (Johnsons)
Sunday – free day, Serenade in the evening

Every purchase of this mountain adventure novel set in Swiftcurrent Valley, the Belly River Valley and Chief Mountain benefits the Glacier National Park centennial committee.

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2 responses

    • Yep, but just a tad out of reach. Now, if I only knew how to beam myself from one place to another like the characters on Star Trek!

      Malcolm