Botanical Expeditions in Glacier National Park, 1909 and 1910

The Montana House Regional Gift Shop in Apgar Village and the Glacier National Park Fund are partnering to co-host a botanically themed presentation as the next in their ‘Look, Listen and Learn’ series. The talk is scheduled for Saturday, May 12th at 4:00 pm at the Montana House. Rachel Potter, former Glacier botanist, will give an historical account of the early botanical expeditions that took place in Glacier National Park during 1909 and 1910. Rachel will discuss Marcus Jones, noted western botanist, and Morton Elrod, founder of Flathead Lake Biological Station, and their early journeys through the Park. She will tell the engaging story of these expeditions using Jones’ and Elrod’s written accounts, historic and modern photos and many wildflower pictures.

A reception will follow Rachel’s presentation. There is no cost to attend but it is recommended that you call 888-5393 for reservations.

Rachel holds a degree in Botany from the University of Montana and is a founding member of the Montana Native Plant Society. 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.

The Glacier National Park Fund is the non-profit partner for Glacier National Park, whose mission is to preserve and protect the beauty and heritage of the Park for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. For further information, call: Jane Ratzlaff at 406-892-3250 or visit their website www.glaciernationalparkfund.org .

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