WEST GLACIER – The rebuilding of Glacier National Park’s Sperry Chalet will be the topic of a discussion set for next month.
Much of the historic chalet — which was originally built in 1914 — was lost to the Sprague Fire in August of 2017. 2017.
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Glacier National Park Conservancy, will host the event which will be held on January 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell.
The construction branch of the NPS will host an industry night for construction contractors interested in bidding on the second phase of the rebuilding project.
The event will take place from 5 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the Hilton Garden Inn Glacier I Room and will be followed by a public open house celebration in the Hilton Garden Inn Glacier IV Room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The talk, hosted by the Glacier National Park Conservancy will take a look back on the success of the first phase of the rebuilding project — as well as talk about the future of the public-private partnership.
Adele Scholl of Gravity Shots and Amy Boring of Amy Boring Photo will share videos, photos, and stories of the wintertime monitoring overflights and construction season.
Sperry Chalet concessioner Kevin Warrington will also share his thoughts on the project and Anderson Hallas Architects — the firm selected to complete project design — will share highlights and design challenges from their perspective.
Glacier National Park and Denver Service Center staff will be on hand to answer questions from the public and provide a look ahead to 2019.
The National Park Service expects to announce and award the construction contract for Phase 2 of the Sperry project in the spring of 2019.
The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information about Sperry Chalet.