History & Culture
Explore any of the following resources for information on the history and culture of Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole.
Research and Educational Resources
Grand Teton National Park Archives
Grand Teton National Park's archives will be closed June 1st - August 31, 2015 in order to move and reorganize the collection. The archives will reopen on September 1st, 2015 and available by appointment only through the park curator. To schedule a research appointment or if you have questions please email us.
Western Center for Historic Preservation
Menors Ferry Historic District
The Colter Stone
Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum
A Place Called Jackson Hole
The Creation of Grand Teton National Park
50th Anniversary Newsletter
National Park Service History
Peaks, Politics, and Passion: Grand Teton National Park Comes of Age is a fitting sequel to Robert Righter's Crucible for Conservation: The Struggle for Grand Teton National Park.
Peaks, Politics and Passion continues the park story from its expansion in 1950 by the addition of the Jackson Hole National Monument, and discusses what are often controversial topics then and now. Topics such as grazing and elk hunting within the park, cultural resource management, the failure to establish any designated wilderness in the park, wildlife management, interpretation and education history, the growth of the Jackson Hole airport and other management issues that the park still struggles with .