Session Category Archives: Book Signing

“What They Called It – The Stories Behind Glacier Names”

The Montana House is pleased to host a Kintla Camp presentation by Blake Passmore, author and photographer of several books about Glacier National Park. His presentation will be at 4:00Pm pm Saturday October 21st in the Kinta Camp event room at Montana House in Apgar Village.

Passmore will speak about Glacier’s place names and the fascinating stories behind locations along the Going-to-the-Sun Road and other peaks and geographic features inside the park. He has published two books: What They Called It and What They Called It, Volume II which include photos of many of Glacier’s places and tell their rich historical origins.

Blake’s text and photography are also in his Climb Glacier National Park climbing guide series and Up On The Roof with fifty panoramic photos of Glacier with peak identification and area information. All of these books, distributed through Montana Outdoor Guidebooks, are available for sale at Montana House.

In keeping with Blake’s interest in Glacier’s history, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and also a Master’s of Education. He truly enjoys learning and sharing his knowledge of Glacier and encourages all to explore Glacier, learn the history and “find your adventure!”.

Blake’s presentation will begin at 4:00Pm with time for questions, a book signing, and reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so reservations are needed. Please call 406-888-5393 or email: for additional information and to reserve your seats.

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“The Glacier Park Reader” with David Stanley

DaveStanleyDavid Stanley is a former trail-crew worker in Glacier National Park, where he spent six summers during the 1960s. In those years, he worked at St. Mary, Red Eagle, Gunsight, Many Glacier, West Glacier, and the North Fork. He’s been returning to the park ever since. Before he retired from teaching, he was an English professor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, where he specialized in American literature and folklore and also chaired the college’s Environmental Studies Program. There he taught many classes on environmental literature and writing, focusing on works pertaining to the natural world, wilderness, the preservation movement, and the national parks. He also initiated the National Park Readers series being published by the University of Utah Press, which includes the newly released Glacier Park Reader, which he edited. David is now retired from teaching and spends his time hiking, camping, and traveling with his wife Nan, as well as continuing with research, writing, and editing. He and Nan live in Salt Lake City.

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Glacier National Park: A Culmination of Giants: Some Thoughts Upon Reflection

Montana House is hosting guest author, George Bristol, for an evening reading and book signing on Saturday, August 26th, at 6:30 PM. Please join us to hear this noted conservationist and parks advocate read from his new book, Glacier National Park: A Culmination of Giants. George will be available to sign copies of his book after the reading. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to reserve a seat: phone, 406 888-5393 or email,

As Dayton Duncan (author and co-producer of The National Parks: America’s Best Idea) states “Glacier National Park: A Culmination of Giants tells the park’s story – from geologic forces that created those astonishing mountains to the Blackfeet Indians who considered them sacred, from the railroad magnate who saw both profit and beauty in them to the conservationist who called them the Crown of the Continent, from the visionary leader who both created the National Park Service and built one of the nation’s most spectacular roads through the heart of Glacier to the young men of the CCC who found both dignity and a much-needed paycheck laboring in the park during the Depression. Bristol calls them – and other important figures in the history of Glacier National Park – “giants”

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Landscapes for the People

Ren and Helen Davis are authors of the new book, Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service. This book provides a biography of Grant and features more than 170 of the iconic black and white images made during his 25+ year career with the National Park Service. Among these are 17 photographs from Glacier National Park. The Davis’ will present a narrated power point featuring a brief biography of Grant and his work with the park service, followed by a selection of images from the Park Service collection – including several from his many trips to Glacier. At the conclusion of the presentation they will be delighted to answer questions. A book signing and reception will follow.

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Wild Harmony

Join us for a Look Listen and Learn presentation by Sumio Harada and the release of his newest book “Wild Harmony”. Sumio will share his thoughts and observations about changes that happen for Glacier Park’s wildlife over time and see his images depicting the true life of wildlife of Glacier National Park.


Wild Harmony is about the ecosystem and connections of wildlife. Animals’ ability to adapt to their individual environments in order to live. Sumio will speak about the background stories of impressive photography in the book and you will learn about what was happening at the time of the photos. This will be a profoundly memorable presentation of Sumio’s photography.


Three presentation times: 11am, 1pm and 3pm


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A Trip Through Glacier Park

Chris_Peterson_BookIn 1915, author Mary Roberts Rinehart wrote “Through Glacier Park in 1915”. It was  her story of a 300-mile journey through Glacier Park.  For the 100th anniversary of  that trip, Chris Peterson retraced that journey and wrote his third book “A Trip Through Glacier Park” which he will present for our first Look Listen and Learn program of the 2016 summer season.


Chris Peterson has been with the Hungry Horse News for the past 18 years, either as its photographer or editor or both. He lives in Columbia Falls and has hiked almost every trail in the Park and hundreds of miles in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Reservations required – call (406) 888-5393 or click the button to send us an email. Reception to follow presentation.


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Sharing, Signing & Sampling

with West Glacier author, Gail Jokerst and her new cookbook, The Hungry Bear Kitchen: Recipes and Writings. Jokerst talked about her lifelong passion for baking and writing, with readings of essays from her book and stories about some of the recipes

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Holiday Open House Centennial Kick Off

Book signing with Sumio Harada, wildlife photographer and author of Mountain Goats of Glacier National Park, and DVD The Breaths of Glacier. Presentation and book signing with Carole Guthrie, author of Glacier National Park, The First 100 Years. Introduction of newest book related to Glacier’s Centennial, A View Inside Glacier National Park: 100 Years, 100 Stories.

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Glacier National Park – The First 100 Years

Carol Guthrie signed books and talked about her latest, Glacier National Park – The First 100 Years.  Carol Is a free lance writer living in the Ninemile Valley west of Missoula. This book is a licensed product of the Glacier National Park Centennial, and is published in partnership with the Natural History Association. Carol has written 4 other books about Glacier National Park

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Rocky Mountain Snow Ghosts

Book signing by local authors Beth Hodder and Patti Hirst.

Whitefish, Montana  author Patti Hirst recently wrote and published her first children’s book, Rocky Mountain Snow Ghosts, inspired by snow-covered trees that blanket Big Mountain’s (now known at Whitefish Mountain) summit in the winter. The book also draws from Hirst’s years of teaching children across the globe, from the Philippines, Myanmar, and Beijing, to Memphis, New York and the last six years in Columbia Falls, Montana.

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Glacier Park Magazine


The first event was a reception for Chris Peterson as he debuted his new magazine Glacier Geographic (later renamed Glacier Park Magazine). Peterson was the previous editor of The Hungry Horse News and authored the book Boy Wonder and the Big Burn.  Besides being Editor
of the magazine, he continues to be a photographer for the newspaper.

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