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100 Years of Goats in Glacier

Thursday, September 2, 2010 (registration required)
Glacier Institute Course
The mountain goat, neither true goat nor sheep, now lives exclusively in North America. Despite increasing threats to their habitat, goats continue to thrive in what remains. Although mountain goats sometimes frequent lower elevations, their normal home is a stark alpine aerie above the timberline and sometimes as high as 10,000 feet above sea level. The rugged high country of Glacier National Park is part of that habitat.

Belton Chalet Employee Reunion

Sunday, September 5, 2010 (registration required)
Belton Chalet, West Glacier, MT

Calling all Belton Chalet alumni and employees! Join the Belton Chalet for a celebration of 100 years of history with generations of past employees- sharing stories, reviving old recipes and uniforms, and highlighting our tie to Glacier National Park and the Great Northern Railway.

Gear Jammer Reunion

Wednesday-Friday, September 8-10, 2010 (registration required)
Glacier Celebration and Gear Jammer Reunion
Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, MT

Red Bus tours have been an integral part of the Glacier experience for most of the 100 years Glacier has been a national park. Through sun, rain, snow, wind, bears, and adversity, Gearjammers have made sure that visitors have reached their destinations safely and provided them with a fun-filled informative commentary on the unsurpassed, gorgeous scenery. The unbroken history of gearjamming in Glacier is unique to the United States. To become one of the special breed of Red Bus drivers has always been a high honor.

This reunion affords former Gearjammers a Glacier revisit to recall their youth, renew old acquaintances, and a chance to revisit a park that was a pivotal point in their lives.

Rotary International Peace Park Ceremony

September 9-12, 2010 (registration required)
Hands Across the Border Rotary International Peace Park Ceremony Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier National Park, MT

Local Rotary Clubs on each side of the 49th parallel inspired the U.S. Congress and Canada’s Parliament to establish the world’s first International Peace Park in 1932. Rotarians, park managers, and school children reaffirm the peace with an annual hands across the border pledge. The conjoined park is now a United Nations World Heritage Site.

Great Northern Railway Historical Society Convention

September 12-15, 2010 (sold out)
September 12 (free open house)
Great Northern Railway Historical Society Convention Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, MT

No walk-in registrations will be accepted due to space considerations.

Glacier Park Lodge was built by the Great Northern Railway in 1912 on a site known as Midvale purchased from the Blackfeet Nation.

Each purchase of this mountain adventure novel benefits the park

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2 responses

  1. It would be a great thing for someone who worked there to return for a reunion. I hope many have been able to do it. Some of my memories of the past are of places that have changed so much (for the worse) that I no longer want to return to them, but Glacier is not that way. So much there has been preserved and protected, and I think that’s a wonderful thing!

    • I wanted to go to the Many Glacier Hotel employees reunion this summer, but it was well outside my budget. From the photographs and comments on Facebook, people had a great time.

      Malcolm