Welcome to Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

We can’t wait to share Jackson Hole History with you!

The Jackson Hole Historical Society Museum & Store is closed to move locations to our new History Museum Campus at 175 East Broadway Avenue opening in June 2024. Our Administration and Research offices and Educational offerings are still open online Monday – Friday from 9a – 5p. Email a staff member or give us a call at 307.733.2414.

While we move, our Research Center is temporarily closed. Research questions can be still be sent to staff at [email protected], although response times may be a bit longer as we relocate.

To see happenings including upcoming events, visit our events calendar.

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 illustrates the past and its connection to the present and future through local stories, traditions, places, and artifacts.

Founded in 1958 by collector and Western history buff, Slim Lawrence, along with his friend and local businessman, Homer Richards, 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.

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. Discover how Jackson Hole history has shaped the contemporary local community, while also influencing regional, national, and international communities.