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Welcome to Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

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

Our Museum & Store is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm from May 10 – October 29, 2022. Historic Downtown Jackson Walking Tours leave from the Museum every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 10:30 am.

Research time can be scheduled in the Stan Klassen Research Center, please email research@jacksonholehistory.org. Research questions can be sent to staff at the same address.

To see happenings, including in-person and virtual 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.