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.

Rescue 19th-century fruit trees rooted in the park’s pioneer past through orchard-stabilization work in the Valley, Wawona and El Portal. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Gretchen Roecker

Rescue 19th-century fruit trees rooted in the park’s pioneer past through orchard-stabilization work in the Valley, Wawona and El Portal.

Upgrade security features at the increasingly popular Snow Creek Cabin to ensure future adventurers can enjoy visiting a historic Yosemite retreat. Photo: Courtesy of NPS

Upgrade security features at the increasingly popular Snow Creek Cabin to ensure future adventurers can enjoy visiting a historic Yosemite retreat.

Improve access to historical Yosemite images by hiring student interns to document and digitize more than 6,000 vintage photographs. Photo: Courtesy of NPS (YOSE RL_01566)

Improve access to historical Yosemite images by hiring student interns to document and digitize more than 6,000 vintage photographs.