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Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell

  • Yellowstone County Museum 1950 Terminal Circle Billings, MT, 59105 United States (map)

The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year-old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hide-hunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.”

Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, co-founded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will travel back in time to the 19th century, listening to Grinnell’s own words as taken from his field journals, memoirs, personal correspondence, and newspaper editorials. Presented by Hugh Grinnell. 

Join us at the museum, where history, entertainment, and refreshments await you! No admission fee.

Parking is available at museum or airport short term lot (bring parking pass into museum for validation).

This event is presented in collaboration with Humanities Montana. For more information on supporting this organization, please visit