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    March Matchness!

    Help us make our financial goal to raise $20,000 through a two-to-one challenge match to develop our new CHILDREN’S HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY CENTER.


    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 will be used to create the Children's History and Archaeology Center which is in the works for the log cabin at 105 Mercill.

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    “Mud Season Blues” Fundraiser

    Come hear guitarist Byron Tomingas Saturday, March 29th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the museum gallery. The Meeteetse Chocolatier and Snake River Roasting Co. are collaborating on four delectable chocolate and coffee pairings to help raise funds for the museum. Admission $25

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    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.

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    Museum Closed March 30th – April 15th

    The museum, store, research center and administrative offices will be closed Sunday, March 30 through Tuesday, April 15. We will be reopening Wednesday, April 16 and back on our regular schedule.

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    Free book when you become a member or renew

    To show how much we appreciate our members, when becoming a new member or renewing your existing membership, we want to give you a free book! Consider giving the gift of a JHHSM membership.

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    Find great gifts at the Museum Store!

    See our wide selection of gifts, historic photographs, or books. We have the best selection of Jackson Hole history books in the entire region, as well as a large selection of Native American, fur trapper, Wyoming history, women’s chronicles, and Western heritage titles! (John Wayne book actual size 11" x 14")

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    Request information on photos by number

    Town of Jackson, June 1, 1907. Hilltop view to southeast. 1958.0225.001

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    View sampling of 16,000 photographs – see Shop in menu above

    Jenny Lake school bus, 1941. From left: Roan Horse Smith and Lew Smith had the school sled contract, and Lida Gabbey was a teacher at the Jenny Lake School as well as Postmistress at Jenny Lake. 1958.0497.001

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    A Brief History of the Jackson Hole Rodeo by Clayton Caden

    Rodeo is as much a part of the history of Jackson Hole as the mountain man, dude rancher and every other character to enter and inhabit this valley. Learn More about the history of the Rodeo with this Online Exhibition.