• Glacier Park Murals: The Challenge of Restoring Park Heritage

    By Becky Lomax  |  Photo by Patrick Cote

    Plenty of mysteries surround famous works of art, and one of those is set in Glacier National Park.

    Fifteen murals once graced the walls of Glacier Park Lodge, paintings that bear no signatures or date but that nonetheless preserve a slice of Montana history.

    With documentation placing the paintings from the early 1900s, the murals depict Glacier Park’s trademark peaks, lakes and alpine meadows.

    But at nearly a century old, the watercolor paintings show their years. So Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell acquired the murals to restore and return them to public viewing for the first time in about 60 years.

    To read more about the work to preserve the history of Glacier National Park through the murals, find this issue on newsstands now. To read more about Montana all year, subscribe now. 

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