History & Culture

The Yellowstone region’s human history goes back more than 11,000 years. Several groups of Native Americans used the park as their home and hunting ground as well as a route for commuting to and from this area. These groups continued living this way until a little over two centuries ago. It was the time when people of European descent first came here.

A country that had not seen its first centennial established Yellowstone as the first national park in 1872. It was the very first national park in the entire world and was appreciated by a lot of people. The concept of a park allowed people to preserve and protect the best of what they had for their benefits as well as for the leisure of their upcoming generations. Today there are countless parks around the world, visited by local people as well as tourists from other countries.

Collections – The Heritage and Research Center (HRC) is located at 20 Old Yellowstone Trail in Gardiner, Montana. The HRC is a modern facility built in-city famous for its historical value. Not only are the local people interested in learning about the history of Gardiner, Montana, but tourists from all over the world are keen to know as much as they can about it…READ MORE