A Home For Our History
Vote for History on the Block
Proposition #8 History Museum Building – Genevieve Block
Help us complete this modern “barnraising!” Support a permanent home for the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum on the Genevieve Block.
Jackson Hole’s history is rich with the footprints, ski tracks, and visionary exploration of adventurers like Paul Petzoldt, conservation heroes like Olaus and Mardy Murie, and community icons like the first all-female town council, led by Mayor Grace Miller. Our ability to tell those stories deepens and expands as we work towards securing a permanent Home For Our History. The historic Genevieve (Van Vleck) Block has been identified as an ideal landing spot for the Jackson Hole Historic Society and Museum (JHHSM), providing an opportunity to create a dynamic campus and, most importantly, a forever home for our organization. This location epitomizes our collective Jackson Hole heritage, and our campus would further anchor our beloved downtown with the stories and objects of our local identity -- past, present, and future.
In the permanent museum, we will one day be telling tales of our modern-day pioneers: filmmaker Jimmy Chin, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort founder Paul McCollister, legendary fisherman Paul Bruun, big mountain talent Travis Rice, food rescuer Allie Milburn. Perhaps you.
Here's how it adds up...
The amount we are seeking through the SPET ballot. This number represents less than four months’ tax funded through a one-cent sales tax. In just one summer, we can permanently preserve 120 years of Jackson’s history.
The amount of private dollars we will raise and leverage to support a permanent campus and Home For Our History.
The number of objects, photographs, records, and oral histories illustrating the history of our pioneer town that we can forever safeguard in our permanent location, ensuring that we can continue telling our collective story for generations to come.
The total purchase price of the block spearheaded by the Jackson Hole Land Trust and an anonymous family, including due diligence fees and other project costs. The entire Block will be subdivided in the future and sold to compatible partners, like the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and the local businesses that currently occupy the site.
The number of partner gifts that supported the vision for how to keep the Genevieve Block a historic, green community space.
The number of exciting opportunities to provide a permanent Home For Our History in the heart of downtown Jackson Hole.