Online Exhibits

2005.0021.013 for website “Snapshots in Time” The Kelly Flood

A program about the Kelly Flood with local historian Bill Chaney was presented on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the history museum, 225 N. Cache. Bill discussed what happened on that day in 1927 when the lake created by the Gros Ventre Slide overflowed, eroding the natural dam and causing the Kelly flood. […]

Moulton Barn on Mormon Row. T.A. Moulton Barn Centennial

“A Nickel for the Barn” Public Art Show: A Fundraiser to Benefit the T.A. Moulton Barn Centennial Preservation Fund was held July 3 – 20, 2013 at the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum, 225 N. Cache St. Jackson, Wyoming. As Clark Moulton used to say, “If I had a nickel for every picture that was […]

El Rancho Motel by Brian Herbel, 2013 On the Trail of Teton County’s Historic Tourist Accommodations

Tourism in Teton County began soon after the first permanent settlement took place around 1883, when early settlers provided overnight accommodations to big game hunters and those curious and hardy enough to explore Yellowstone, the country’s first national park. Tourism gradually increased as roads and other infrastructure made the trip more comfortable in the early […]

Beaver Dick Leigh Flash Fiction Contest – Stories and Photographs

Students Turn Historical Photos into Gripping Yarns Have you ever looked at an old photograph and imagined about the stories it holds?  This fall and winter, students at Jackson Hole Middle School, Jackson Hole High School, and Summit High School did just that.  Nearly 200 students wrote stories that brought historic photographs to life. The […]

Bronc rider at Jackson Frontier rodeo, 1939. 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. BC.0123 Bronc rider at Jackson Frontier rodeo, 1939.

1958.2611.001 National Elk Refuge: 1912 – 2012 by Shannon Sullivan

For thousands of years, Elk herds migrated through Jackson Hole on their way to winter ranges in the Red Desert, Green River drainage, Big Horn Basin and Teton Valley. As settlements in these areas expanded in the late 1800’s, the traditional elk feeding grounds were replaced with cultivated fields and pastures.