Historical Society and Museum curates events for a modern community

JACKSON HOLE, WYO –The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum is piloting new programs to make history relevant to the present community.

“We have seen that there’s a real interest and love in Jackson Hole heritage and the legacy of those who came before us, and we want to make sure we’re providing a variety of experiences to engage our diverse local population,” said Morgan Albertson Jaouen, the Museum’s executive director.

Some of the museum’s new programs include Beers & Banter, Living in the West Speaker Series, Kids’ Storytelling Time at the museum, Yoga @ the Museum, Traditional Trade School, interactive exhibits, and community co-created exhibits (upcoming exhibit w/ Teton County Search and Rescue).

“Beers & Banter was inspired by previous ‘Voices of the Valley’ programming at the museum but with a new twist – a casual, happy-hour atmosphere and free-form conversation,” said Albertson. The museum invites 3 to 5 locals to speak on a certain theme. The July 26 theme will feature a film on Glen Exum’s 50th anniversary climb of the Grand Teton and feature a panel of local mountaineers. “The goal of this program is to bridge divides, form common connections, and celebrate everyone’s Jackson Hole history,” said Albertson.

Each panel has attracted over 75 audience members, and the June Beer’s & Banter, which featured Jenny Lake Rangers, was standing room only.

All Beers & Banter programs are free of charge “in order to reach a broader audience and to have a greater impact,” said Albertson.

Visit the website for a full listing of events, and contact [email protected] with questions or suggestions.


Upcoming Brews & Banter:

July 26, 7 pm “Glenn Exum’s 50th Anniversary Climb” 

August 30, 7 pm “The Last 25 Years of Teton County Search & Rescue”

September 27, 7 pm “History of River Rafting” (w/ Dr. Yolonda Youngs)

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