Museum Collection

An employee holding a piece of obsidian and standing behind a table filled with artifacts
Curatorial Intern Ty shows the public a piece of obsidian worked stone at the Heritage and Research Center.

Did you know there are nearly 4.3 million Yellowstone-related items in the park's museum library and archive collections? Many of these objects are stored in the Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center (HRC) located in Gardiner, Montana. They range from microorganisms, historic photos, obsidian worked stone, former employee scrapbooks, and even historic vehicles. We offer public tours of the collection each Wednesday!

"It's an honor to work with such an extensive collection. My favorite pieces to show visitors are the wolf skulls of 7F and 2M: the first naturally formed pack in Yellowstone after the reintroduction." - HRC Curatorial Intern Ty

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Last updated: September 24, 2020

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