The Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier will be celebrating its 100th year anniversary on Saturday, June 22, 2013.
To help celebrate, there will be a re-dedication ceremony on the front lawn from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, which will include an all-American Bar-B-Q, birthday cake and live music.
The lodge will also offer a Centennial Celebration Dinner, which will feature the same items that were served at the original opening celebration for the Glacier Park Lodge on June 22, 1913. In addition to great food, live music will also be on tap.
Constructed by the Great Northern Railway almost a century ago, the lodge was built around a three-story lobby that measures 200 feet by 100 feet, and is lined with Douglas-fir columns, 40 feet tall, and between 36 and 42 inches in diameter. Each column was brought in by rail from the Pacific Northwest because trees in Montana rarely grow so large. A total of 60 such trees were used, with Douglas-fir in the lobby and cedars for the exterior. The lodge was loosely styled as a Swiss chalet, similar to other lodges and backcountry chalets built by the Great Northern Railway between 1913 and 1917.
Here are a couple of photos from around the lodge:
For more information on the centennial event, please click here. To make reservations for overnight lodging in the area, please visit our accommodations page for East Glacier.
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