2005.0020.002 Elk on National Elk Refuge

Special Events



Before the museum opens its doors for the day, come join us among the buffalo and historic dioramas in a practice of linking breath-work with movement and meditation. This basic, yoga class is great for all levels of yogis and will be lead by certified instructor to get you moving before your day. FREE


May 18-19, 2018 | Various Times |JH Town Square

Elkfest is an action-packed weekend of outdoor activities and events designed to celebrate and benefit the herd of world-famous elk that winters in Jackson Hole’s National Elk Refuge. Every year, thousands of elk on the NER shed their antlers before migrating to summer ranges. The antlers are collected by local Boy Scouts and auctioned at the Jackson Hole Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction which takes place on the Jackson Town Square. Enthusiastic visitors and locals descend to bid on the piles of antlers, and the money raised goes for long-term projects such as improved habitat, irrigation, or the purchase of equipment to help out the elk and the Refuge.


May 26, 2018 | Various Times |JH Town Square/JHHSM

Scott Servin

Flint napping Demonstration on the Town Square

Bruce Cameron

Demonstration on Attle Attle on the Town Square

Jackson Hole’s Old West Days, held annually over Memorial Day weekendcelebrates the town’s identity as “The Last of the Old West“. With the area’s exceptionally rich history, it’s no wonder Old West Days is a favorite among tourists and locals alike. Visitors from all over the country come to enjoy the hometown parade featuring horse-drawn vehicles, old-time music, rodeo events and the annual Mountain Man Rendezvous.

OWD Parade May 25, 2013


For more information on Old West Days please visit www.jacksonholechamber.com/events.



May 24 – June 22, 2018

The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum is pleased to host the StoryCorps Mobile Studio in our museum’s back parking lot at 225 N. Cache Street from May 24 – June 22. StoryCorps is a national organization that works with community’s across the country to “preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.” Using their mobile recording studio (airstream), the StoryCorps team will conduct “conversational interviews” with 150 local Jackson Hole residents to document our community’s unique story through a variety of diverse voices. StoryCorps professionally and creatively provides an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to record meaningful conversations that will then be archived and publicly accessible at both the JHHSM and the Library of Congress. For more information and to schedule an appointment (hurry, spots are going quick!): StoryCorps! 
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