Museum News

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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 [...]

basketball player for slide show March Matchness!

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 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 Mercill Archaeology Center which is in the works for the log cabin at 105 Mercill.

Grand Champion Unbearable Thoughts by Sydney M. Jackson Hole High School Flash Fiction Exhibit

Currently on display at the museum gallery at 225 N. Cache are nine Flash Fiction stories and the historic photographs that inspired them which were written by students at the Jackson Hole Middle School, Jackson Hole High School, and Summit High School. The stories on display are the grade level winners in the Flash Fiction [...]

Bob Zelnio slide show 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.

Building 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.

Walt filming for website In Memory of Walt Farmer

Walt Farmer, a loyal friend of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, died on January 29, 2014. We knew Walt as a lover of history, dedicated volunteer and patriotic veteran, and we will miss him. Thank you Walt for your dedication to the community, our heritage, and our nation.

WWE for website A Western Winter’s Eve

” A Western Winter’s Eve – Music, Dance & Film ‘Coach Style’” at the Center for the Arts on Friday, March 14th, 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The Stagecoach’s legendary Sunday Night ‘church’ and Disco Night collide at this all-ages event that is the LAST CHANCE to see “The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads” on the big screen in Jackson.

Tim McCoy Valentine’s Day Movie

  Come join us at 2:00 p.m. on Valentine’s Day at the history museum, 225 N. Cache, for an exclusive viewing of Spoilers of the West starring Tim McCoy. Filmed on the Wind River Indian Reservation, this romantic comedy is a delightful western from the silent era. It had been lost for years but was [...]

DSCN0107 Barb with rug beater New at the Museum!

The museum has recently been the lucky recipient of a number of wonderful new donations — so we’ve decided to let you have a quick look at some of these special items to give everyone a sense of how we’re continuing to grow our collections: Steve Roberts, Museum Store Manager and Events Coordinator, models a [...]