Musicians in the Alpine Cocktail lounge in The Wort Hotel, circa 1940s. Photo: Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum Collection #2003.0117.198. 

JACKSON, Wyo. — Join Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum (JHHSM) and featured musicians at The Wort Hotel’s Silver Dollar Showroom for an Old Tyme Christmas this Sunday, Dec. 18, from 6-7 p.m. 

The Wort Hotel 

The Wort Hotel was first conceived by Charles Wort who purchased four, newly-platted Town of Jackson lots around 1915. However, the hotel didn’t come along for a while. Eventually Charles’ sons Jess and John Wort fulfilled their father’s dream and opened the hotel in 1941. The Wort Hotel is now a member of Historic Hotels Worldwide promoting heritage and cultural travel. 

Learn more about how the Wort family brought multiple upscale accommodations to the valley in this JHHSM video. 

Old Tyme Christmas 2022 

JHHSM Board member and musician Tom Botts will emcee this free, holiday event featuring classical guitarist and storyteller Byron Tomingas, John Kuzloski on harmonica, vocalist Tasha Ghozali performing with bassist Rob Goodfellow Sidle (the duo often play at The Wort as Tasha & the Goodfellows, and country singer Alan Morton (see Alan performing with John at The Wort in Alan Morton and the Hired Guns 2021-03-25).  

Cookies and hot cocoa will be served for all, while holiday drink specials and food can be ordered from the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill. An audience singalong will close the evening. 

The holiday celebration is part of The Wort’s 12 Days of Christmas and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum at 307.733.2414 or email