“Painting the Town” exhibition viewers. Photo: CJ Adams.

JACKSON, Wyo. — With fall days mixing sun with occasional rainstorms, the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum invites you indoors to explore local history.

1. Three weeks left to view exhibit “Painting the Town”

Plein air painter Archie Boyd Teater captured Jackson Hole over 50 years. Although he produced many landscapes, he also depicted several scenes of downtown Jackson. In fact, his original studio and gallery still stand on Cache Street today, the current home of JC Jewelers.

The exhibition “Painting the Town: Archie Boyd Teater in Jackson Hole, Selections from the Lester D. Taylor Collection” highlights Teater’s paintings of Jackson and other social scenes throughout the 20th century. Together the works form an artistic history of the town from the late 1920s to the 70s. The exhibit will be on view at the history museum through Saturday, Oct. 30.

2. Fall history field trips for homeschool families
On Monday, Oct. 18 kids will be Fall-ing for History from 1-2:30 p.m. as they’re introduced to early Jackson Hole through the lens of traditional fall homestead activities. This field trip is appropriate for elementary students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade. On Oct. 25 from 1-2:30, Middle School students will explore the Museum’s collection of more than 18,000 historic photos in our Picture Perfect Field Trip.


Each field trip is $7 per student; check out Fall 2021 Field Trips to sign up or for more information. Education Coordinator Maria Rachal can also schedule field trips at times convenient for many groups.

3. National Book Month historical reads

Curl up with a history book for October’s National Book Month. The museum store carries a wide selection of books that illuminate local history. From the recently released “Grand Teton Reader” by Robert Righter to the entertaining “Diary of a Dude Wrangler” by Struthers Burt, and children’s books, too, it’s easy to discover topics related to the history of Jackson Hole.

Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 30, before taking a short break to reset our exhibitions for the winter. Learn more here.