Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary Museum Exhibit

June 3, 2014 to October 18, 2014

Yosemite Conservancy has funded a special exhibit to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Yosemite Grant Act. Historic materials from the Yosemite Museum and other collections highlight the importance of this legislation to the history of conservation. Materials date back to before the grant was signed and offer a unique opportunity for visitors to see pieces that otherwise would remain in storage. Paintings, photographs, portraits, prints and early maps will be featured, and audiovisual displays will include recordings of historic writings and other interviews.

The exhibit, which will run June through October, will paint a visual and narrative history of Yosemite National Park and the beginning of the entire National Park Service.