Taken circa 1920, this photo looks east down Broadway Ave. towards Crabtree Hotel and other businesses including Mercill Merchandise, a watchmaker, and a bakery with Crystal Butte in the background. JHHSM Collection 1958.0394.001. 

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County celebrates its centennial this year marking 100 years since its initial creation in 1921.

Join Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum (JHHSM) for an in-person Beers and Banter conversation on Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m. with former County Commissioners Leslie Petersen, Hank Phibbs, and Sandy Shuptrine.

The path to becoming the second to last Wyoming county wasn’t a straight one and there have been many twists and turns since. Our guest speakers will talk about their experiences serving as Teton County Commissioners during different time periods beginning in the 1980s and through the 2010s.

Harold Langland, Muriel B. Olson, Helen Langland sitting in a car looking at Tetons. Photo taken in August 1924 by Richard A. Olson. JHHSM Collection 1993.4922.001.

Beers and Banter will be moderated by JHHSM Executive Director Morgan Jaouen, following an informal, conversational format. At the end, an audience Q&A will complete the evening. Museum entrance for the event is free; doors open at 6:30 pm. Cold seltzer and beer are available for a donation.

The program is part of JHHSM’s participation in the county-wide centennial celebration including the exhibit “100 Years Ago in Teton County” on view for free at Teton County Library through August 12.

For more centennial events visit tetoncounty100.com. For upcoming JHHSM events see jacksonholehistory.org.