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Caroline McGill…by Daynte

Photo of Caroline McGill in 1909 from The Museum of the Rockies

Photo of Caroline McGill in 1909 from The Museum of the Rockies

Caroline McGill was the founder of the Museum of the Rockies.  She also donated parts of her historic artifact collection to the Museum of the Rockies.  The Museum of the Rockies was founded in 1957.  The three most important paintings are: two oil paintings called “At Eventide” and “After the Storm” plus a watercolor painting called “Indian Head”.  The Rediscovering Yellowstone is remarkable for two reasons.  First, it’s the product of an unusual cooperative agreement between Yellowstone National Park and the Museum in which the Park opened its library, collections and archives.  The Park was equally as generous with its time, providing invaluable assistance in research and script writing.  Private collectors were also approached; more than 1,100 artifacts were used in the visually dynamic exhibit.  I use the internet at MOR.com.  I also used a book from the Montana Room ant the Bozeman Public Library called:

Museum of the Rockies, Inc.  Annual Report.

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