Glacier Point Trailside Museum

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Glacier Point Trailside Museum
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Glacier Point Trailside Museum is located in California
Glacier Point Trailside Museum
Nearest city El Portal, California
Coordinates 37°43′50″N 119°34′23″W / 37.73056°N 119.57306°W / 37.73056; -119.57306Coordinates: 37°43′50″N 119°34′23″W / 37.73056°N 119.57306°W / 37.73056; -119.57306
Built 1924
Architect Multiple; National Park Service
Architectural style National Park Service Rustic, [No Style Listed]
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 78000357
Added to NRHP April 04, 1978[1]

The Glacier Point Trailside Museum was one of the first projects in Yosemite National Park by Herbert Maier in what would become the National Park Service Rustic style. Located at Glacier Point, it was funded by Laura Spelman Rockefeller's estate as a project for the Yosemite Museum. It was the first "trailside museum" in the National Park system, and was a prototype for enhanced visitor interpretation services in the parks.[2]

The museum is in reality a small stone shelter with arched openings on the north, east and west sides. The roof is supported by log timbers.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Glacier Point Trailside Museum". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-12-02. 
  3. ^ Leslie Starr Hart and Merrill Ann Wilson (August 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Glacier Point Trailside Museum" (pdf). National Park Service.