The public is invited to a celebration from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the visitor center.
In keeping with memories of the early visitor center’s restaurant, pie will be served.
As part of the celebration, the U.S. Forest Service will debut its new glacier film in three showings at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. in the visitor center auditorium. Prior to the first screening and pie service, representatives of North Shore Productions, Portland, Oregon, which produced the new film, will speak at 6 p.m. USFS District Ranger Marti Marshall and Center Director Ron Marvin will add their comments about the new film, the center’s anniversary and its meaning to the community over the years.
This event is open to the public and no fee will be charged after 5:45 p.m.
Summer hours for the visitor center begin May 3. Hours will be 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. daily from May 3 through September 26. A three dollar fee is charged for everyone age 16 and older. National park passes are honored.
For details, call 789-0097.