Mark your calendars: the Horace M. Albright Visitor Center is having a party July 12!
After undergoing a significant renovation, Albright will be having a grand opening ceremony to commemorate both its reopening and its historic significance to Yellowstone National Park.
Once a barracks for bachelor soldiers in Fort Yellowstone, Albright has been a visitor center since 1909. In the fall of 2013, the center closed for seismic retrofitting. The project also included making Albright more handicap-accessible and updating exhibits. Albright Visitor Center has been open since May of 2015.
The festivities will start at 10 a.m. in front of Albright. The ceremony will include a Color Guard, ribbon cutting, refreshments, and speeches from Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk, Board Chair of the Yellowstone Association Claire Campbell, and former Yellowstone Superintendent Bob Barbee, who will be giving the keynote speech.
You can RSVP for the event by emailing YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov or calling 307-344-2015 before noon Friday, July 10.