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 moving locations to our new History Museum Campus at 175 East Broadway Avenue with a Grand Opening on June 29, 2024. Beginning at 10 a.m., explore new exhibitions in the Main Gallery, Shane Tack & Saddle Cabin, and Upstairs Gallery. Free admission!

From 5 – 7 p.m., join the history museum for Grand Opening remarks and a traditional “Shivaree Welcome.” Afterward, guests can enjoy live music with Aaron Davis & the Mystery Machine, picnic food by Jedediah’s Catering, drinks by High Point Cider, Snake River Brewing, and The Liquor Store.

The event is free and open to the public, including food and drink while supplies last. Many thanks to event sponsors Jackson Hole Traveler, Jedediah’s Catering and Concessions, and The Liquor Store!

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.

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.