Zions Bank has made a gift of $25,000 to Grand Teton National Park Foundation to preserve the Mormon Row Historic District within Grand Teton National Park, which includes the iconic T.A. Moulton barn.
The funds from Zions Bank will help restore six homesteads that date from 1895 and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The multi-year project will ensure this well-loved destination is maintained on the landscape and provide visitors with meaningful opportunities to connect with cultural history.
Grand Teton National Park Foundation will raise $3 million, which will leverage $1.7 million in federal matching funds from the National Park Service that would not otherwise be available to Grand Teton. Private philanthropy will significantly elevate the outcomes of this effort, allowing the story of this popular destination to inspire visitors for generations to come.
“These homesteads are emblematic of the courage, self-reliance, and sense of adventure that underscored Euro-Americans westward expansion,” said Leslie Mattson, president of Grand Teton National Park Foundation. “As we begin our fundraising effort for this important project, Zions Bank’s early, generous support will help us preserve the site’s rich history and reshape visitor experiences.”
Arts and culture are key focus areas of Zions Bank’s charitable giving.
“Grand Teton National Park is at the heart of the Jackson Hole community,” said Peter Boogaard, a Mortgage loan officer based at the bank’s Jackson Hole branch. “We are pleased to help the foundation restore a site with historic impact and cultural value.”
Thanks to our partners at Zions Bank for their support of our work in Grand Teton National Park!