About Travelers' Rest Preservation and Heritage Association
Travelers' Rest Preservation and Heritage Association (TRPHA) focuses most of its energy and resources toward providing an intimate perspective on the history of this special place that has been so important to so many for so long. In addition to summer and winter scheduled programs, we offer year round personal interpretation for visitors and professionally designed education program for school groups. All of these bring together the stories of early American explorers, the Native American people who prospered here for centuries, and the natural history that shaped all their worlds.
We depend on volunteers to accomplish our mission. Our sole full time staff position is a professional Program Director who plans and carries out our extensive education program, often assisted by seasonal interns.
Loren Flynn served as the TRPHA Executive Director until accepting the State Park Manager position in 2009. While now a Montana State Parks employee whose primarily responsibility is park management, he continues to work closely with TRPHA on programming and operation.
A volunteer Board of Directors takes an active executive role in TRPHA's management as well as providing policy and long range planning.
The heart of TRPHA's success is a corps of 40 active volunteer interpreters, visitor center, museum and event staff who make up most of the faces visitors see during their time at the park. These skilled, dedicated folks provide the personal contact and interpretation that hallmark the Travelers' Rest visitor experience