The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum has many different volunteer opportunities. If you’d like to be part of an organization that values community, and educating the public about our past and future in fun and creative ways, we’d love to have you as one of our volunteers. We need volunteers for helping staff with:
- Programs and Events
- Research Projects
- Collections Work
- Oral History Projects
- Walking Tour guides
- and even with Maintenance
Email Morgan Jaouen and tell her how you’d like to become involved. We’d love to have a chance to match your skills and interests with our needs.
The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum offers internships for high school students, and college students who have selected history, public history, museum administration, or a related field, as their major course of study. This is primarily a summer opportunity, but months and dates can be flexible. Typical learning opportunities include: accessioning collections, implementing educational programs for youth and adults, giving tours, interpreting historic sites, developing programs and exhibits, as well as creating written material for public distribution.
Historic Preservation Plaques and Awards
The Teton County Historic Preservation Board began its plaque program in 2012 to help identify and honor the many historic buildings scattered throughout Jackson Hole. These properties tell the story of our community’s history and the plaques are simple markers that help share these stories. Every two years, the TCHPB and JHHSM accept nominations for plaque properties and considers each based on the following criteria: High Visibility, Integrity of original structure, and Historical Significance.
The Jesse O’Connor Preservation Award recognizes and celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of individuals, families, and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserving the historic resources in Teton County. These selected preservationists have undertaken rehabilitation projects, research and written about Jackson Hole history, or advocated for the preservation of our cultural resources.