Elizabeth “Betsy” Watry is a scholar and award-winning author specializing in nineteenth and early-twentieth century cultural history of the American West. Ms.Watry holds a Master’s Degree in History from Montana State University and is the co-author of several books on Yellowstone National Park. Her newest book Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park published by Riverbend Publishing in 2012, was the winner of the 2013 WILLA Literary Award in the category of scholarly non-fiction.
In addition to being an accomplished historian and author, Ms. Watry is a museum professional who has worked in a variety museums of including the Heritage and Research Center in Yellowstone National Park, Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, AZ, and most recently, she served as the Assistant Curator of History at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. Ms.Watry is currently the Curator for the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, Wyoming.