Stories from the Top – Glacier’s Fire Lookouts

The Montana House is hosting another in the series of “Look, Listen & Learn” programs at the Montana House in Apgar Village inside Glacier National Park. The featured speaker is Justin Barth, Education Director for the Glacier Institute.His presentation begins at5:00p.m. Thursday, July 9th, 2015.

Join Justin for a journey through time chronicling the development and transformation of the fire lookout system throughout the United States and specifically Glacier National Park. Learn about the colorful cast of characters who have staffed Glacier’s lookouts and listen to the stories that they have brought back down to the valley floor.

Justin Barth is the director of education for the Glacier Institute and oversees the Institute’s Field Camp site in West Glacier. Barth is also an avid trail runner and enjoys running to Glacier’ lookouts when the trails aren’t congested with grizzlies during huckleberry season. Justin grew up in Kalispell and visited the Institute’s Big Creek Outdoor Education Center in sixth grade. He will lead a four-part field hiking series to the lookouts of Glacier National Park during this 2015 summer.

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 Barth’s presentation. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person to The Glacier Institute for this event and it is open to the public, as space is limited, reservations are required. To reserve your seats, please phone 406.888.5393 or e-mail:1960mthouse@qwestoffice.net

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