Following last years’ successful exhibit of 19th century visitors to Yosemite National Park, the Conservancy will fund a 2011 exhibit of 20th century experience.
This summer, park visitors can learn more about the rise of automobile travel, camping and hiking; the construction of a railroad and new hotels and how these affected Yosemite tourism. This exhibit will also display historic camping gear and provide opportunities for visitors to watch and listen to digitized film and audio files.
Many of the paintings and artifacts will be new to public viewing. This exhibit offers visitors a way to see fragile pieces like photographs, letters and souvenirs. By making these exhibits possible, we ensure that Yosemite’s history is not only protected through conservation, but shared with visitors.
Exhibit is taking place at the museum located in the Yosemite Village. The exhibit will continue to hang June 8-Oct. 31. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June through through September and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in October.