Best of Wyoming - Jackson

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Jackson Best of Wyoming Posts
During the month of July, Wyoming Public Media featured Jackson on its Best of Wyoming’ page.You are welcome to glance at the summaries below and follow the links to snapshots of the many innovative organizations in Jackson:

Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

Thu July 26, 2012

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By Karen Reinhart
The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum is one of the oldest non-profit organizations in Teton County, founded in 1958. Now located in a new year-round building at 225 N. Cache, the museum’s current exhibit is “Playing Hard: Labor and Leisure in Jackson Hole.” It explores the nature of recreation and how it evolved from the hard work of early day residents. The temporary exhibit is a sample of work gathered during a two-year collaborative project with Eastern Shoshone and Shoshone-Bannock tribal members.
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AmeriCorps Interns Join Teton Science Schools for Summer

Mon July 23, 2012

By Michelle Hurst, Teton Science Schools
Teton Science Schools is pleased to welcome 20 AmeriCorps Field Education Interns to campus for one of the busiest summer seasons ever! Hailing from more than 15 colleges and universities and holding diverse degrees including Environmental Studies, Secondary Social Studies Education, Geology, Wildlife Ecology, Anthropology and Theater, these folks make up a dynamic and talented cohort for the Summer 2012 season.
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Off Square Theatre Company

Tue July 17, 2012

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By Off Square Theatre Company
Off Square Theatre Company:  Wyoming's Professional Theatre!

Off Square Theatre Company (OSTC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit company founded in Jackson Hole in 1998. Named as the resident theater company in the Center for the Arts, OSTC’s mission is to produce and present theater of the highest professional standards that inspires, stimulates, and entertains its diverse audiences; to conduct training and educational programs that enhance the quality of life for those they serve; and to help ensure the future of theater in the state of Wyoming.
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Teton Science Schools

Mon July 16, 2012

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By Paul Maddex
Teton Science Schools is celebrating 45 years of teaching about the natural world and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem through its mission of connecting people, nature, place, and education. Since 1967, when Ted Majors created the first summer field ecology program for high school students, Teton Science Schools (TSS) has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of nature and its extension, place-based education.
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Tour de Wyoming - Jackson (and Eastern Idaho)

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Mon July 9, 2012

By Amber Travsky
Nearly 400 cyclists and volunteers will be visiting and touring northwestern Wyoming and the eastern edge of Idaho during the 16th annual Tour de Wyoming bicycle tour.  The six day event, which attracts cyclists from across the nation as well as international riders this year from Australia and Canada, kicks off on July 15 in Jackson.
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National Museum of Wildlife Art

Thu July 5, 2012

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By National Museum of Wildlife Art
The National Museum of Wildlife Art was founded to enrich and inspire international appreciation and knowledge of fine art. With a collection of over 5,000 catalogued works of art, the Museum strives to strengthen humanity's relationship with nature through its collections, exhibitions, research, educational programs and publications.
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Grand Teton Music Festival

Fri June 29, 2012

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By Grand Teton Music Festival
FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, Grand Teton Music Festival has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s most important summer music festivals. Fresh off a spectacular 50th Anniversary Season in 2011, the Festival looks toward the future with exceptional programming and special guests including pianist Stephen Hough performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with guest conductor Mark Wigglesworth, percussionist Colin Currie in MacMillan’s Veni veni Emmanuel, violinist James Ehnes in Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and much more.

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