Women In Wonderland
September 4 - 7
Elizabeth "Betsy" Watry, M.A.
You will discover the lives, legends, and legacies of more than twenty remarkable women who figured significantly in the development of Yellowstone National Park. From developing nature trails to researching bison and plants to concessioners supplying visitors with lodging and curios, you will learn about their spirited, ambitious, and independent contributions that have long been unacknowledged in the park's historical record. You will learn of their contributions, visit some of the places they worked, and celebrate their accomplishments as well as their lives through engaging discussions and field trips throughout the park.
About the instructor
Elizabeth “Betsy” Watry holds a Master’s Degree in History from Montana State University and is an independent scholar specializing in nineteenth and early-twentieth century cultural history of the American West. Her primary research interests are exploration, transportation, tourism, and women’s history. A published author with several books on Yellowstone National Park, her book Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park won the 2013 WILLA Literary Award for Scholarly Non-fiction. In addition to being a historian and author, she has also served as a museum professional in Arizona, Montana, and Wyoming.
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