Cultural & Historic

Adding more horses and mules to Yosemite’s hard-working team, continuing a historic and cultural legacy.

Cultural & Historic

The people and ideas that have shaped Yosemite are as intrinsic to the park as granite cliffs and towering trees. Preserving and sharing that past helps visitors forge a connection with Yosemite that will last well into the future. This year, your gifts can bring history to life in a modern way, reinvigorate celebrated traditions and strengthen educational links to the park’s early years.

Create a traditional space for tribal communities in Yosemite Valley by supporting continued construction of a roundhouse at the historic Wahhoga Village site. Photo: Courtesy of NPS

Create a traditional space for tribal communities in Yosemite Valley by supporting continued construction of a roundhouse at the historic Wahhoga Village site.

Explore the potential for creating new educational exhibits in Yosemite Valley focused on the park’s most popular sport: rock-climbing. Photo: NPS/Eric Bissell

Explore the potential for creating new educational exhibits in Yosemite Valley focused on one of the park’s most popular sports: rock-climbing.

Provide multiweek internships to help American-Indian students gain valuable hands-on experience in archeology, anthropology and cultural-resources management. Photo: Courtesy of NPS

Provide multiweek internships to help American-Indian students gain valuable hands-on experience in archeology, anthropology and cultural-resources management.

Help Pioneer History Center visitors learn about diverse people who shaped the park’s early years, by restoring the Chinese laundry house and adding exhibits. Photo: Courtesy of NPS

Help Pioneer History Center visitors learn about diverse people who shaped the park’s early years, by restoring the Chinese laundry house and adding exhibits.

Create hands-on educational experiences focused on tribal culture, including inviting visitors to help restore structures in Yosemite Valley’s Indian Village. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

Create hands-on educational experiences focused on tribal culture, including inviting visitors to help restore structures in Yosemite Valley’s Indian Village.

Continue the success of Yosemite’s renowned long-running stock program by bringing in new horses and mules, including adopted wild mustangs. Photo: NPS/C. Fitzgerald

Continue the success of Yosemite’s renowned long-running stock program by bringing in new horses and mules, including adopted wild mustangs.