A legacy to proudly exhibit:
Teton Valley has abundant qualities to admire.
It has super skiing, stunning mountains, beautiful meadows and streams. Its world class recreation and the support industries are booming. Cattle graze and crops flourish.
Visitors to the Teton Valley Museum learn that the same things that draw people to Teton Valley now are what drew people here in the late 1880s: Fresh air in beautiful surroundings, a chance to make a new life for their families, an abundance of resources and just enough remoteness to keep it special.
The museum’s mission is to preserve and protect that history through showcasing outstanding exhibits of local artifacts, collecting valuable family and individual histories and photographs, honoring pioneers and veterans and providing first-hand information about the valley’s history.
From a humble start in a few showcases, the museum has grown to two floors of exhibits and a library in the main building, an agricultural exhibit building and a furnished, honest-to-goodness early Teton Valley cabin.
All of this doesn’t just sit around and collect dust. Exhibits are frequently added, changed and enriched. Artifacts, photographs and information are donated often. It takes a cadre of volunteers and even more important, support from the community.
That’s where the Tin Cup comes in. Without generous donations through Tin Cup, the ongoing work at the museum would slow to a crawl.
Teton Valley residents are famously proud of their hometowns. Help the museum proudly exhibit that legacy.