We are open by appointment
For Summer and Fall 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to share Jackson Hole history with you!
Event replay now available on our YouTube channel. On August 20, we hosted historians Dr. Mary Murphy and Dr. Sherry Smith – 100 years after the momentous passage of the 19th amendment formalizing women’s right to vote – for a lively discussion on the role of Wyoming and Western states in the national suffrage movement.
Murphy and Smith focused on two interesting and unorthodox women — one an advocate of free love, Sara Bard Field, and the other, Jeannette Rankin, the first woman in the nation elected to the House of Representatives. These are not the dowdy, stern-faced suffragists of stereotype but vital young women who pushed not only for the ballot but for a new world of fresh opportunities and expanded freedom for women.
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.