• Off season closure 2020

Welcome to Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

We are open at our Cache Museum & Store

Our location at 225 N. Cache St. is now closed for the off-season from October 31 – December 15, 2020. We hope you’ll join us when we re-open on December 16, 2020. Read details on our current health and safety measures.

Our Museum at Deloney St. and Historic Downtown Walking Tours are closed for the season. Check back for opening dates in spring 2021. To see additional happenings, visit our events calendar.

If you would like to schedule time in the Stan Klassen Research Center, please email research@jacksonholehistory.org. We can’t wait to share Jackson Hole history with you!

Wyoming and the West in Women’s Suffrage: Dr. Mary Murphy and Dr. Sherry Smith

The Awakening Illustration by Henry Mayer from Library of Congress 1915Event replay is available on our YouTube channel. On August 20, we hosted historians Dr. Mary Murphy and Dr. Sherry Smith – 100 years after the momentous passage of the 19th amendment formalizing women’s right to vote – for a lively discussion on the role of Wyoming and Western states in the national suffrage movement. 

Murphy and Smith focused on two interesting and unorthodox women — one an advocate of free love, Sara Bard Field, and the other, Jeannette Rankin, the first woman in the nation elected to the House of Representatives. These are not the dowdy, stern-faced suffragists of stereotype but vital young women who pushed not only for the ballot but for a new world of fresh opportunities and expanded freedom for women.

Welcome to the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

Welcome to the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum where we are dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the cultural history of Jackson Hole. The JHHSM uses local places, stories, traditions, and artifacts to illustrate the past and its connection to the present and future.

Founded in 1958 by collector and western history buff, Slim Lawrence, along with his friend and local businessman, Homer Richard, we are a nonprofit 501(c)3 museum, archive, and educational center providing resources on the last 11,000+ years of human presence in the Tetons. Jackson Hole history has shaped the contemporary local community, while also influencing regional, national, and international communities. Come explore our diverse history from archaeology to indigenous peoples, to the fur trade and explorers, homesteading and settlement, ranching, dude ranching, tourism, mountaineering and outdoor recreation, conservation, and more.

We welcome you to check out our online resources and visit in person to learn more.