Museum of the Rockies, Extreme History Project, and Yellowstone Writing Project have partnered to offer educators a unique opportunity to earn 3 OPI renewal units. Participants will be encouraged to attend an optional self-guided tour of the museum before registration. Our PIR sessions start at 5:30 in the Redstart classroom (basement of the Museum of the Rockies). We then attend the Extreme History Project lecture at 6 p.m. in Hager Auditorium and return to the Redstart classroom for light refreshments, a writing prompt, and discussion over the lecture.
February's lecture is National Park Architecture and Fred Willson presented by Richard Brown
Bozeman’s own architect Fred Willson (1877-1956) believed that “architecture was a form of public service;to make the things of daily life beautiful.”During his career, he did just that. His architectural vocabulary stretched from Art Deco to Mediterranean revival to National Park Rustic Architecture –which became known simply as ‘Parkitecture.’ This unique architectural style, perhaps for the first time in the history of American architecture, became an accessory to nature. This presentation explores the origin of Parkitecture and Fred Willson’s involvement in it.