Museum News

SLWHF sponsors for website5,jpg Slim Lawrence Western Heritage Festival

Western Heritage Festival on Sunday, August 3 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Teton County Fairgrounds grassy arena features live music, Western Swing dance contest, trick roping, gun spinning, demonstrations, games and prizes for the entire family, food court and silent auction.

Group enjoys lunch at the Mural Dining Room History Tour of Grand Teton Lodge Co. Sites

History tour with Grand Teton Lodge Company’s historian, Mary McKinney, on Thursday, July 24 from 9am until 4pm. Call Steve Roberts or Liz Jacobson at 733-2414 to reserve your spot – deadline this Friday, July 18th!

Class works on crafts next to mock archaeological dig 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.


An anonymous donor has offered to match any of the new donations for the Mercill Archaeology Center that come in this week up to $3,600! Help us take advantage of this generous offer and double your donation – Thank you! Go to

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May 24th introduction to the historical tour app at the 225 N. Cache museum. TravelStorysGPS staff will be on hand from 4 to 6 p.m. to offer demonstrations and help you download the tour. The app founder, Story Clark, will give a special presentation at 6 p.m.

Old West Days Parade 2012 - This year our entry will be this old Yellowstone Bus again. Old West Days Events

May 24th
Open house and free admission at both museum locations 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Parade – 10:00 am

"Far Horizon" - Beaver Dick and Jenny Leigh, and son
Georgia Bunn, Sculptor Auction Items Donated

Maquette “Far Horizon” Beaver Dick and Jenny Leigh, and son
Georgia Bunn, Sculptor;
Mirrored dresser donated by Vera Hildebrand and Robert Blackwill

Figure Eight ski New at the Museum! April 2014

Silver HEAD ski – Jackson Hole’s Annual Figure Eight Competition Sponsored by Teton Magazine Competition Originated by Gene Downer   1970 First Place Team – Pepi Stiegler and Peter Habeler Second Place Team – John Simms and George Kelly Third Place Team – Tom Neu and Jeff Graves / Franz Ehrensberger and Walter Perwein 1971 […]

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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 […]