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Special Events

 Old Time Christmas 2018

The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum (JHHSM) presents its annual Old Time Christmas program, an evening of holiday storytelling and music with a historic twist, at the Wort Hotel and Bar on December 12th, 2018.

This year the evening includes two different shows that will each take place in the Silver Dollar Bar. From 5:30 – 6:15pm a family-friendly show will include story-time, fiddle music, a sing-along, and cookies and cocoa. Beginning at 7pm, an “adult-friendly” (21+) show will include a variety of musicians, classic Jackson Hole holiday stories, and a specialty holiday cocktail. Performers include the Teton Fiddlers, Cathedral Voices, Byron Tomingas, Allan Morton, Tasha Ghozali, and Rob Sidle.

Also new this year, the JHHSM will be raffling off two exciting prizes: an original framed Abi Garaman photograph of the Moulton Barn and a Wort Hotel Suite Dreams Package, which includes a one-night stay in a themed room and breakfast for two. Raffle tickets are one for $5 or five for $20. Raffle tickets are available online and at the event. All proceeds directly benefit the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, specifically educational programming and exhibit development.

This event is free and open to the public, no registration required. Seating is limited and first-come first-serve. Make sure to come early to grab a seat, buy some raffle ticket, and get a drink from the Silver Dollar Bar.

About the Musicians

Byron closeByron Tomingas is celebrating his 50th year as a professional guitarist.  A local Jackson boy went from a town of one thousand people to downtown Los Angeles to enter CalArts in 1968 to earn his bachelor degree in classic guitar with graduate studies.  CalArts is among the greatest creative campuses in the world. Two years ago Byron was awarded an oil painting by Volsic, last year he won a golden Oribe concert guitar for “A Lifetime Achievement in Music”, this year, the poster artist legend Drew Struzan chose to create a new masterpiece of Byron playing in concert on his Oribe guitar. Two other people who have Struzan art in their homes of themselves immersed in their art are Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.  Byron has also won Gold for Best Classical Musician four years in a row in the Planet Newspaper poll.

Allan Morton originally from Hazard, KY, moved out west in the early 80’s to Montana then to Yellowstone National Park and on to Jackson. One summer here convinced him this was a great place to be and he’s been here ever since. He worked in the hotel industry for 28 years and together with his wife now run porcupine greenhouse. Along with all the great outdoor activities, work, and music making this valley has to offer, he plans to call Jackson home for many years to come.

Tasha Ghozali & Rob Sidel having been turning out some of the smoothest most sophisticated Jazz and Country tunes in Jackson for the last two years.  They began their partnership in another musical venue with Byron Tomingas, the Sweethearts Party and they’ve been together ever since.  Here’s a video of Tasha, Rob & Byron at the sold out Center for the Arts this summer. Check them out here. 

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My Jackson Hole History Exhibit

The JHHSM is excited to introduce our new Winter 2018/2019 exhibit “My Jackson Hole History,” and we need your help! The purpose of the exhibit is to encourage community members to think about their role in Jackson Hole history, connection to place, and legacy. To help make these connections through storytelling, the museum is asking artists to submit a piece of artwork that responds to the prompt “My Jackson Hole History is…” .

Artwork must be submitted to the JHHSM by November 30, 2018. All details and submission form can be found here:

MJHH Call for Entry_FAQs and Submission Form

The exhibit will open from December 12, 2018 – March 30, 2019 and will include content from Teton County 4th graders, 10th graders, community members, and local artists. The JHHSM will also integrate special artifacts from the museum collection.

As a celebration and thank you for your participation, we will be hosting an opening reception on December 20th, 2018 (details to follow).

We are excited to learn YOUR JACKSON HOLE HISTORY!

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