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 for the winter season. Our Administration and Research offices and Educational offerings are still open Monday – Friday from 9a – 5p. Email a staff member or give us a call at 307.733.2414.

Please schedule research time in the Stan Klassen Research Center by emailing [email protected]. Research questions can be sent to staff at the same address.

To see happenings, including winter 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.