Norm Jacobson has been a dedicated member of the Missoula Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). He began his volunteer service in 2004 and has not stopped since. Norm dedicates most of his service hours to the Traveler’s Rest Preservation and Heritage Association.
Norm has served in various capacities. He signed up for First Aid Classes. He also began mending fences and was a rover on the trail from 2004 to 2005. Norm used his extensive collection of photos that he personally shot to relate more easily to the public. He processed 187 slides of photos relating to trails, which intersect and run through Traveler’s Rest. He later used these to develop his interpretive program called, “When Highways were Trails.”
During the summers of 2005 and 2006, Norm shared his experiences as a retired teacher. He used objects he has created to tell the story of trade at the Traveler’s Rest Preservation and Heritage Association. Currently, his newly refurbished Big Horn Sheep Bow was on display. It has been well received by the public.
Norm supports the park with his regular volunteer days. No matter the weather, Norm is there with a smile on his face and a wonderful spark of enthusiasm for the visitors. He is able to utilize his knowledge of the trails to share with the Traveler’s Rest visitors.