Welcome to Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum open by appointment.

For Summer 2020, we are excited to offer Museum Tours by reservation, Tuesday – Friday at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm. We also offer historic Downton Walking Tours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:30 am. If there is availability, we may be able to accommodate walk-in requests. Read details on our health measures and schedule your visit.

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!

Beers and Banter: Jackson Hole Women Leaders in Politics
Beers and Banter Jackson Hole Women Leaders in Politics
Enjoy a replay of our first virtual Beers and Banter history happy hour. In honor of the 100th anniversary on May 11 of Jackson’s Mayor Grace Miller and all-women Town Council, we hosted some of the women officials who’ve followed in those early public servants’ footsteps. Listen to this fascinating conversation with Clarene Law, Hailey Morton Levinson, Natalia Duncan Macker, Sara Flitner, and Leslie Petersen. Moderated by JHHSM Executive Director Morgan Jaouen. View on our YouTube page.

“Making History” Share Your Story in a Time of Corona
Be a part of a historical archive on the Covid-19 pandemic. Submit your stories, images and more to connect our community now and create a learning resource for the future.

ABCs of Jackson Hole on YouTube
Short engaging videos on Jackson Hole and area history including Grand Teton National Park.

Our year-round administrative staff is busy working remotely and happy to help you. See our staff directory and send us an email. Or give us a call at 307-733-2414.

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.