Thursday, July 29, 2010

Humanities Al Fresco! at Yellowstone Sept. 18-19

From the Wyoming Humanities Council:

Retired National Park Service Historic Architect Rodd Wheaton will lead a Sept. 18-19 tour focused on the history and preservation of important structures and buildings in Yellowstone National Park. During the two-day bus tour, participants will learn about the park's earliest period as an army fort and the influence of rustic vernacular architectural styles on the impressive design of late 19th and early 20th century "parkitecture." Wheaton has authored dozens of National Historic Landmark and National Register nominations, including many in Yellowstone. He also played a leading role in rehabilitation efforts at Lake Hotel, Mammoth Hotel and Old Faithful Inn and many other Yellowstone resources. Participants will leave Cody in the morning of the first day, spend one night in the original portion of the Old Faithful Inn, and return to Cody late in the afternoon the following day. Keep an eye on this page, the council's facebook page, and the Wyoming Humanities Network blog for further details as they are available.



A registration fee of $15 per person includes the bus ride, snacks and water on the bus and park entrance fees. The registration fee is payable by credit card or check.

Cancellations after August 17, 2010 will not be refunded.

Participants will be asked to sign a waiver and provide emergency contact information before boarding the bus.


The Wyoming Humanities Council will provide transportation for the September 18 and 19 Yellowstone National Park tour by Americoach of Cheyenne. The tour will be conducted on a 56-passenger Americoach bus. You may see a photograph of the bus at their web site.

The Wyoming Humanities Council will not provide transportation to or from Cody, prior to or following the tour. For an additional, separate cost, Americoach of Cheyenne may be available for pre- and post-transportation, to and from Cody. Interested tour participants may contact Judy Jaterka at Americoach: 1-307-635-6990, 1-866-635-6990 or


Participants are responsible for paying for their own meals. A variety of price options will be available at each stop.


Participants in the Wyoming Humanities Council Yellowstone Tour must make their own hotel reservation by June 20, 2010.

To reserve one of the group rooms (shared bathrooms in the hall) in the Old Faithful Inn for the rate of $108.04 for 1 or 2 beds for 1 or 2 people, please call 307.344.5437 before June 20, 2010 and give the following code: GPWYHUM. The deposit for the room is the full overnight room rate of $108.04. There is an additional charge of $12 per person for each additional person (more than 2) who are 12 or older and are staying in the room. Children under 12 are free.

The deposit must be received at the time of booking the reservation and is payable by credit card.

Rooms reserved for the WHC Yellowstone Tour are "N" rooms (room without bath) in the "Old House" at Old Faithful Inn.