Cultural Treasures

Cultural Treasures

Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, is the keeper of stories. Its history is intertwined with the exploration of the American West, the development of tourism and transportation, and the birth of the conservation movement. The Yellowstone Park Foundation supports projects that protect, preserve, research, or share information about Yellowstone’s human past and cultural resources.

 

Upcoming Projects

With sustained funding, the Yellowstone Park Foundation will be able to address the Park’s emerging and anticipated needs in the area of Cultural Treasures, such as:

  • Oral History Digitization
    Yellowstone National Park's oral history collection contains fascinating recordings -- some as many as 100 years old -- of interviews with past employees and other figures associated with the Park. Through the Archive Fund, the Park will organize the collection in accordance with newly created National Park Service standards for digital recordings and access to information for researchers. Ultimately, these important pieces of Yellowstone's rich history will be better preserved for future generations.