BOZEMAN, Mont. (Jan.7, 2008) – Delaware North Companies, which operates the general stores in Yellowstone National Park for the National Park Service, has donated $10,000 to the Museum of the Rockies to help develop a new exhibit.
Derek Zwickey, who oversees the Yellowstone General Stores as regional general manager for Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, recently presented a check to Shelly McKamey, dean of the Museum of the Rockies. The donation was made from a portion of sales from a product line, “Yellow(stone) 4.6 Billion Years in the Making,” a collection of T-shirts, hats, and keychains sold at various Yellowstone National Park locations.
The funds will assist the Museum of the Rockies with its ambitious program to develop a comprehensive exhibit of the past, present, and future scientific work in Yellowstone National Park. The museum is seeking additional funds so it can develop an interactive/educational Yellowstone Experience for kids by the end of 2009.
“We are pleased to assist the Museum of the Rockies in its efforts to invigorate today’s youth in the adventures and wonders they can find in a visit to our nation’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park,” Zwickey said
Located in Bozeman, Montana, the Museum of the Rockies is a one of a kind place that houses the world’s largest collection of dinosaur fossils to date, a planetarium, and exhibits on Western history. The Museum of the Rockies was born in 1957 when Dr. Caroline McGill founded it as a gift to the people of the Rockies. Currently, the museum houses 300,000 objects and 500,000,000 years of history. With its exhibits and programming, the Museum of the Rockies brings together the best science of today, uniting scholars and schoolchildren in the exploration of new knowledge through an understanding of the past and a scientifically informed view of the present.
About Museum of the Rockies – Bozeman, Montana
The Museum of the Rockies at the Montana State University in Bozeman inspires visitors to explore the rich natural and cultural history of America's Northern Rocky Mountains. Located at the geographic center of the Northern Rocky Mountain region, a vast, sparsely populated land which includes Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and portions of Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Dakotas, the museum has something new to offer everyone.
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company’s portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon National Parks; Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; Old Town San Diego; The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva State Park; The BALSAMS Grand Resort; and St Mary Lodge & Resort. To learn more about Delaware North Companies expertise in the hospitality industry visit www.dnchospitalitymgt.com
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.