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    The Cutter Races

    Cutter Racing got going as an organized event in 1941, racing down Glenwood Street past the Wort Hotel. The race was so exciting that locals started incorporating the cutter race into other winter events of that time. By 1966 the town event drew crowds from all around to Jackson, but the event eventually outgrew the town's ability to host them.

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    Triangle X Ranch

    Located in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, the historic Triangle X Ranch is the only guest ranch within the perimeters of a National Park. In July 1926, John S. and Maytie Turner bought the land and has been in the family ever since. Today you can enjoy riding, fishing, cookouts, square dancing, hiking, helping with ranch work and relaxing and enjoying quality time with friends and family.

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    Rodeo at Elbo Ranch

    The first homesteaders moved into the Jackson Hole valley in the 1880s. Many of these settlers quickly realized that the valley was poorly suited to raising crops and livestock. At the same time, wealthy Easterners wanted to enjoy the western experience. As a result, many ranchers turned to hosting "dudes" rather than raising cattle.

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    International Archaeology Day – 2015

    More details coming soon

Welcome to Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

Founded in 1985 by avocational archaeologist and western history enthusiast Slim Lawrence, Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum plays a critical role in the Jackson Hole community and Greater Yellowstone. In addition to collecting, preserving and exploring the past, the museum supports educational programs and research that focuses on archaeology and the history of the Native American presence in the Intermountain West. The fur trade, homestead, ranching and dude ranch eras, development of tourism, mountaineering, skiing and other outdoor recreation, are also part of our mission, as well as the importance of the region’s role in the history of the country’s national and international conservation movements. For more information please call 307-733-2414.