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The Friends of Fort Union and Fort Buford Receives National Park Service Partnership Award


Pictured (L-R) Andy Banta-Superintendent Fort Union Trading Post, Greg Hennessy-President of Friends of Fort Union/Fort Buford, Frank Keogh, Tom Wilder, Dave Finders, Kerry Finsaas, assistant site supervisor Fort Buford State Historical Society.

Fort Union Trading Post NHS is proud to announce that the Friends of Fort Union and Fort Buford received the 2013 National Park Service Midwest Region Partnership Award for their long term support of Fort Union Trading Post.

For over 28 years, the Friends of Fort Union Trading Post have provided vital support to the park. The “Friends” have coordinated significant fund-raising efforts for park reconstruction and annual interpretive events. They have supported publication of books related to the park and funded the park’s Cooperating Association.

The “Friends” was incorporated in 1984 to work toward the recognition of the historic sites at the Confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers. With this as their goal, they have both coordinated fund raising efforts and provided significant funding for the reconstruction of Fort Union, the Fort Buford Barracks, the Yellowstone and Missouri Confluence Visitor Center, and also funded guest speakers and history symposiums at both sites.

The Friends are a partner in North Star Caviar, which provides paddlefish cleaning services at the Confluence boat ramp. All of their proceeds fund history related projects in the community.


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