Museum News

Mercill Archaeology Center Public Preview

Free sneak peak open house at the new Mercill Archaeology Center at 105 Mercill on Sunday, July 27 from 10am – 4pm, and on Tuesday, July 29 from 4pm – 7 pm. Range of activities for the whole family including a mock archaeological dig.


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Mercill Archaeology Center

The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum is launching an exciting new initiative! The Mercill Archaeology Center is the cornerstone of the museum’s Jackson Hole Archaeology Initiative, a series of public programs and research opportunities in the Teton and Greater Yellowstone Regions based out of its historical Coey Cabin. Offering a combination of class and […]

Mark James Mercill Memorial

Jackson native Mark James Mercill passed away on January 3, 2014. His family requested that the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum set up a memorial in his name. Donations made in his memory have been used to create the Mercill Archaeology Center at the historic Coey cabin at 105 Mercill. The formal dedication with the family is scheduled for Saturday, August 9th at 2:00 p.m.

Summer volunteer opportunities

As the busy summer season approaches, we need volunteers to be museum docents, retail store staff, walking tour guides, program presenters, and hosts for the Wyoming State Historical Society annual Trek Weekend June 20-23.

In Memory of Walt Farmer

Walt Farmer, a loyal friend of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, died on January 29, 2014. We knew Walt as a lover of history, dedicated volunteer and patriotic veteran, and we will miss him. Thank you Walt for your dedication to the community, our heritage, and our nation.

A Western Winter’s Eve

” A Western Winter’s Eve – Music, Dance & Film ‘Coach Style’” at the Center for the Arts on Friday, March 14th, 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The Stagecoach’s legendary Sunday Night ‘church’ and Disco Night collide at this all-ages event that is the LAST CHANCE to see “The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads” on the big screen in Jackson.

Celebrating Those That Serve: Veterans and Volunteers

At Noon on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11, 2013 an appreciation luncheon was held for our volunteers who have helped us out recently, including board members.  The event was sponsored by Captain Harry Konkel, and a number of matching donors. At 2:00 pm, an American Legion Color Guard presented the colors and our very own […]