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“Yellowstone National Park: Through the Lens of Time” Program Hosted by Yellowstone Gateway Museum

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Remembering Yellowstone, the Yellowstone Gateway Museum’s fall speaker series, continues on Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm, with award-winning photojournalist Bradly J. Boner and his newly released rephotography book, Yellowstone National Park: Through the Lens of Time.

Pioneer photographer William Henry Jackson’s photographs from the 1871 Hayden Survey were instrumental in persuading Congress to designate Yellowstone as a national park—America’s first and greatest experiment in the preservation of an extraordinary landscape. Yellowstone National Park: Through the Lens of Time is an extended visual essay presenting Jackson’s images paired with breathtaking color rephotographs of each view from photojournalist Bradly J. Boner. These contemporary comparisons to Jackson’s originals reveal just how well that experiment has stood the test of time.

Combining more than 100 gorgeous “then and now” sets of photographs—the first complete published collection of Jackson’s images from the 1871 Hayden Survey and a result of Boner’s three years of work rephotographing them—with history, extensive notes, and personal tales, Yellowstone National Park: Through the Lens of Time pays homage to the park’s early history and its present state, and offers a glimpse into the future. The great experiment of Yellowstone—which captivates millions of visitors from all corners of the globe each year—has transcended generations and should be maintained for generations to come.

Boner’s career as a photojournalist spans almost two decades of documenting some of the most culturally-rich corners of the American landscape, including the Navajo people of Arizona, the Music City of Nashville, the Southern culture in Louisiana and Alaska›s vast frontier. He strives to capture the essence and spirit of the subjects in his images and uses photography to illustrate his love for the outdoors.

Brad has been the chief photographer at the Jackson Hole News & Guide in Jackson, Wyo., since 2004. He is also the

photo editor of Jackson Hole Magazine, a bi-annual publication of news and features on the Greater Yellowstone region, and Images West magazine, a guide to the arts in Jackson Hole.

Brad lives on the west side of the Tetons in Victor, Idaho, with his wife, Jeannette, their kids, Adeline and Will, and an old blue heeler, Sadie.

On October 11, author Don W. DeJarnett gives a program based on his new book, Cowboy Tales on the Eaton Trail in Yellowstone. The author spent time as an Eaton cowboy himself, and through the use of stories, he takes readers and program attendees on an imaginary journey through the park.

On October 25, Lesley Gilmore, Director of Historic Preservation Services for CTA Architects Engineers and author of Canyon Village in Yellowstone: The Model for Mission 66, gives a program about the history of Mission 66, which enabled the National Park Service to upgrade, improve, and infuse funding into the neglected and over-used parks from 1956 through 1966.

All programs are part of the museum’s new Wednesday evening programming, Hump Day History, and are held at 7:00 pm at the Yellowstone Gateway Museum, 118 W. Chinook, Livingston. The speaker series is free and open to the public and refreshments are served. Doors will open at 6:00 pm for people to enjoy the museum’s exhibits before the program. Attendees must climb stairs to the top floor of museum for the program.

Sponsors for this year’s 40th Anniversary events are: All Service Tire, Harriet and Ray Alt, Mary Charron, Dick and Priscillia Dysart, Eye Care Professionals, First Interstate Bank, Glenn’s Food & Spirits, Bliss and Marcia McCrum, Murray Condo. Assoc., Sky Federal Credit Union, Roddy Stanton, Kate and Stan Todd, and Yellowstone Ace Hardware.

Watch for more information about upcoming Hump Day History programs or contact Karen Reinhart at 222-4184 or kreinhart@parkcounty.org. Visit our Facebook page, yellowstonegatewaymuseum, or our web site, www.yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org.