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MONTANA’S PIONEER BOTANISTS – Exploring the Mountains and Prairies

A Presentation by Rachel Potter

The Montana House in Apgar Village, inside Glacier National Park, is hosting a botanically themed presentation as part of its ‘Look, Listen and Learn’ series. This talk is scheduled for Saturday, July 8th at 7:00 pm at the Montana House ‘Kintla Camp’ event room. Rachel Potter, former Glacier National Park botanist, recently published and co-edited Montana’s Pioneer Botanists: Exploring the Mountains and Prairies. Rachel’s book is an historical account of early plant hunters in Montana. She will give a power-point presentation about the process of collecting the varied stories included in the book and also illuminate colorful vignettes from the book.

Rachel holds a degree in Botany from the University of Montana and is a founding member of the Montana Native Plant Society. She now plays in Glacier National Park where the plants and landscape have captivated her for four decades. She and her husband, Jack, enjoy spending summers in the Belly River volunteering for Glacier National Park.

Hans and Toni Jungster established The Montana House Regional Craft Shop in 1960 in Apgar Village, just inside Glacier National Park. Their daughter, Monica and staff continue to carry on their mission: to celebrate and promote the creativity of Montana and Native American artists and craftsmen for our mutual benefit. The Montana House has been a long time avid supporter of Glacier National Park.

A reception will follow Rachel’s presentation. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Call 406 888-5393 or email to reserve a seat.

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