We are open for Summer and Fall 2021
Our Museum and Store is open for Summer|Fall through October 30, 2021. We can’t wait to share Jackson Hole History with you in person and online!
Please note: We ask that visitors wear a face covering and maintain social distance inside the museum for the safety of all visitors and staff.
Read details on our current health and safety measures.
To see happenings, including 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 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 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. 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.