About the Museum Gift Shop

The Museum Store, located in the lobby of the Yellowstone Historic Center Museum, features an assortment of Union Pacific and train memorabilia, apparel, DVD’s, vintage prints and post cards, toys, and more. We also carry a first-class selection of historical non-fiction, fiction, children’s, and reference books.  

You can feel good about shopping with us because every purchase from the Museum Store helps to support the Yellowstone Historic Center and our ongoing programs, education and outreach, preservation efforts, and Museum operations.

YHC members receive a 15% discount off regularly-priced merchandise.

How to Order  

To place an order, contact us at info@yellowstonehistoriccenter.org.  We will be able to tell you if the items you are interested in are currently in our stock or not. We accept both check and credit card (Mastercard/Visa). 


Shipping and Return Policy
Prices for shipping may vary due to number of items and location to be shipped. Please contact us for more information. All returned items must be undamaged and include a sales receipt. A $10.00 restocking fee will be charged for returns. 
 
John Colter
"John Colter was a crack hunter with the Lewis and Clark expedition before striking out on his own as a mountain man and fur trader. A solitary journey in the winter of 1807-8 took into present-day Wyoming. To unbelieving trappers he later reported sights that inspired the name of Colter's Hell. It was a sulfurous place of hidden fires, smoking pits, and shooting water. And it was real. John Colter is known to history as probably the first white man to discover the region that now includes Yellowstone National Park." - Back Cover
Singing in the Saddle
"After finding traces of Yellowstone Chip's writing at the historic OTO Dude Ranch north of Yellowstone National Park, Nan Weber tracked Chip's history. In the course of her research, she found Chip's memoirs, his music, his cartooning, and his family. Chip's story follows his travels from his Illinois childhood home to the majesty of the Western United States. His lively journey encompasses music, cowboy life, and, most of all, people. His is the story of a true singing cowboy." - Book Synopsis
Yellowstone Has Teeth
"Few people have experienced Yellowstone National Park like Marjane Ambler. She and her husband lived in a tiny community near the shores of Yellowstone Lake, deep in the park's interior. The natural beauty was magnificent, but Ambler and her neighbors discovered that Yellowstone "had teeth." It could be an unforgiving place where mistakes mattered. In this well-constructed narrative, Ambler reveals a hidden Yellowstone, a place where delight and danger are separated by the slimmest of margins: a degree of pitch on an avalanche slope, a few inches of a buffalo's horn, a moment during a deadly wildfire." - Back Cover
Yellowstone Summers: Touring with the Wylie Camping Company
"In 1872 Congress established Yellowstone National Park, and its vast wonders soon mesmerized early sightseers. One of them, school superintendent William Wallace Wylie, visited in July 1880 and was immediately smitten, arranging his fist tour group a few weeks later. His initial effort evolved into a full-fledged business, and from 1896 to 1905 the Wylie Camping Company fed, sheltered, and guided thousands of Victorian vacationers through relaxed week-long tours of geysers, hot pools, waterfalls, and trails." -Back Cover
A Ride to the Infernal Regions: Yellowstone's First Tourists
"A little-known and previously unavailable account of the first tourist party to Yellowstone National Park. In 1871, inspired by sketchy reports of Yellowstone's wonders, six Montanans made a horseback trip to see the park's geysers, lakes, and canyons. Lively and well-written with a detailed introduction and narrative footnotes. Yellowstone National Park Historian, Lee Whittlesey, say Great Job! An outstanding publication that fills a big void." - Book Synopsis
Adventures in Yellowstone: Early Travelers Tell Their Tales
"After its establishment in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was sufficiently famous that a surprising number of people risked bear maulings, Indian attacks, and geyser burns just to glimpse its wonders. Many of those who survived wrote about their adventures. The best of those stories are collected here, in "Adventures in Yellowstone." This compilation includes a dozen narratives - journal entries, letters, and diaries - with individual introductions as well as historic photographs, postcards, and woodcuts." - Back Cover
Rough Trip Through Yellowstone
"In the winter of 1894, the magazine Forest and Stream sent one of its most talented writers, Emerson Hough, to Yellowstone National Park to document the decline in bison. Under the tutelage of legendary guide Billy Hofer, Hough learned to ski on 12-foot-long wooden slats. He witnessed the arrest of notorious poacher Ed Howell caught red-handed skinning a bison and met pioneering photographer F. Jay Haynes. Undertaking a tough, 200-mile trip on skis, Hough, Haines and Hofer came up with the best census of the park s bison and elk that anyone had yet achieved. Hough wrote up the expedition in a series of 14 articles. The series motivated the United States Congress to pass the anti-poaching Lacey Act and helped turn public opinion against a proposed railroad through the park. " - Back Cover
Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park, 2nd Edition
"The chilling tome that launches an entire genre of books about the often gruesome but always tragic ways people have died in our national parks, this updated edition of the classic includes calamities in Yellowstone from the past sixteen years, including the infamous grizzly bear attacks in the summer of 2011 as well as a fatal hot springs accident in 2000. In these accounts, written with sensitivity as cautionary tales about what to do and what not to do in one of our wildest national parks, Whittlesey recounts deaths ranging from tragedy to folly - from being caught in a freak avalanche to the goring of a photographer who just got a little too close to a bison. Armchair travelers and park visitors alike will be fascinated by this important book detailing the dangers awaiting in our first national park. " - Book Synopsis
Through Early Yellowstone" Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis
"An anthology of entertaining accounts of travel through Yellowstone, this book takes readers back to 1871, before it was a tourist destination, through the time when autos were allowed into the park. The adventurers include an intrepid mother who posted the sign “Park or Bust” on her family’s covered wagon, a strong cyclist and a hiker who traversed the whole park for fun, an expert guide on skis, and a New York horsewoman who presented park management with a plan for an interconnected circuit of bridle trails. Along with numerous historical photos and artwork, the book features a color gallery of watercolor paintings by Thomas Henry Thomas from 1884 and have never been seen outside of Wales." - Book Synopsis
Ho! For Wonderland:Travelers' Accounts of Yellowstone, 1872-1914
"Since it became the world's first national park in 1872, Yellowstone has welcomes tourists from all corners of the globe who returned to their hometowns and countries with reports of this American wonderland. Stories from the park's earliest visitors began to spread so rapidly that by 1897 Yellowstone became solidly established as a successful tourist destination with more than ten thousand tourists passing through its entrances. Travelers in the park's first years faced long, dusty, and tediously slow stagecoach trips and could choose only between rather primitive hotels and tent camps for their overnight accommodations. Devoured by nineteenth-century readers, many of the narratives from this era are long forgotten today and are only gradually being recovered from historical archives. Park historians Lee Whittlesey and Elizabeth Watry have combed thousands of firsthand accounts, selecting nineteen tales that offer unique and engaging perspectives of visitors during Yellowstone's stagecoach era." - Back Cover
Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park
"With the publication of Peter Nabokov's "Restoring a Presence: American Indians and Yellowstone National Park", the narrative of Yellowstone's cultural history has become more inclusive in recent years, but it is still missing an important component - the contributions of women. It is my sincerest desire, with this volume, to remedy that omission by giving women of Yellowstone a voice that will be heard through centuries. Like much of America's history, Yellowstone's historical narratives contains numerous stories of adventures, heroics, and contributions of men, while the contributions of women have become invisible and largely forgotten. As there are far more women whose lives were influenced and shaped by their experiences in the park than "Women in Wonderland" encompasses, this book represents merely the beginning of reclaiming Yellowstone's women from obscurity." - Section from Introduction