LeConte Memorial Lodge

Centennial Day Activities

Rededication Ceremony Photos

On July 3, 2004, the LeConte Memorial Lodge in Yosemite Valley celebrated its Centennial. Special activities were planned for the weekend. On Friday, July 2, 2004, a special evening program was presented by famous Yosemite personages, Galen Clark (Tom Arfsten), John Muir (Frank Helling), and Dr. Joseph LeConte (Steve Pauly). Special guest John LeConte, Joseph LeConte's great-grandson, was present for the activities. On Saturday, July 3, visitors enjoyed seeing the Recreation of the 1907 Wildflower Display, and the Centennial Wilderness Quilt Project. Visitors were able to sign the special pottery Time Capsule, watch and learn American Indian Traditional Arts, paint wooden Wilderness Blocks, write Words for Wilderness, enjoy musical entertainment and sing-alongs, attend the Rededication Ceremony, and enjoy lemonade and LeConte-shaped ginberbread cookies. Here are some photos of highlights of the day!

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LeConte Lodge 100 Years Ago © H. Wood
LeConte Lodge 100 Years Ago today!
Photo © Harold Wood
Curator Bonnie Gisel Greets Visitors © H. Wood
Curator Bonnie Gisel Greets Visitors
Photo © Harold Wood
Joseph LeConte (Steve Pauly) + Galen Clark (Tom Arfsten)
Joseph LeConte (Steve Pauly) and Galen Clark (Tom Arfsten) Evening Presentation
Photo © Harold Wood
John Muir (Frank Helling) Presents
John Muir (Frank Helling) Evening Presentation
Photo © Harold Wood
Left to Right: Joseph LeConte (Steve Pauly), Lorraine LeConte, John LeConte (Joseph's great-grandson), Galen Clark (Tom Arfsten, John Muir (Frank Helling) © H. Wood
Left to Right: Joseph LeConte (Steve Pauly), Lorraine LeConte, John LeConte (Joseph's great-grandson), Galen Clark (Tom Arfsten), John Muir (Frank Helling)
Photo © Harold Wood
Re-creation of 1907 Wildflower display
Wildflower Display
Photo © Harold Wood
Centennial Quilt © H. Wood
Centennial Quilt
Photo © Harold Wood
LeConte Time Capsule © H. Wood
LeConte Time Capsule
Photo © Harold Wood
Visitors Signed the Time Capsule Scroll © H. Wood
Visitors Signed the Time Capsule Scroll
Photo © Harold Wood
American Indian Basketry - Kimberly Cunningham-Summerfield © G. Pettit
American Indian Basketry - Kimberly Cunningham-Summerfield
Photo © George Pettit
Painting Wilderness Blocks © J. Ford
Painting Wilderness Blocks
Photo © Janene Ford
Finishing Touches on Block © H. Wood
Finishing Touches on Block
Photo © Harold Wood
Some of the completed Wilderness Blocks © G. Pettit
Completed Wilderness Blocks
Photo © George Pettit
Visitors write Words for Wilderness © H. Wood
Visitors write Words for Wilderness
Photo © Harold Wood
Words for Wilderness Around the World © H. Wood
Words for Wilderness Around the World
Photo © Harold Wood
Patty Pauly and Ron Good Play for Visitors © H. Wood
Patty Pauly and Ron Good Play for Visitors
Photo © Harold Wood
Danl at LeConte Centennial © J. Harcke
Dan'l at LeConte Centennial
Photo © Jill Harcke
Crowd Gathers for Re-Dedication
Crowd Gathers for Re-Dedication
Photo © George Pettit
Lemonade and LeConte Memorial Lodge-shaped Gingerbread cookies © G. Pettit
Lemonade and LeConte-shaped gingerbread cookies
Photo © George Pettit
LeConte Memorial Lodge - shaped gingerbread Cookies © G. Pettit
LeConte-shaped Gingerbread Cookies
Photo © George Pettit
Sue Barry loves the LeConte gingerbread Cookies © J. Harcke
Sue Barry loves the LeConte Gingerbread Cookies
Photo © Jill Harcke