Support the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum and be a part of history

Although we have reached our funding goal for the film, please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum.  This will ensure quality programming and the preservation of local history for future generations.

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There are three ways to donate and support the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum:

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Project Description

  • The project is a 60-minute, high-definition documentary film entitled The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads.
  • It has been produced by a local team headed by Jennifer Tennican, of JenTen Productions LLC, under the auspices of the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum (JHHSM).
  • Using varied and compelling characters, the film explores the history of a long-time community watering hole, The Stagecoach Bar.
  • The documentary film explores how changes over time at The Stagecoach Bar reflect societal and other changes in Jackson Hole and beyond.


  • To build knowledge and understanding of an iconic element of local history and to set this history into a larger humanities context, such as folklife/folklore and social sciences.
  • To engage the Jackson Hole community in sharing their personal histories and archival materials (photographs, slides, film, ephemera, etc.).
  • To preserve local traditions for future generations by archiving research materials and the final film with the history museum.
  • To produce a documentary whose quality and themes make it suitable for distribution to local and national Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations.


  • The film is complete.  It premiered in Jackson, Wyoming on June 27th to a sold out house at the Center for the Arts.  On September 8th, the film will screen again as part of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival.
  • DVDs are available for purchase through the JHHSM.
  • The film has been submitted to numerous film festivals for consideration.
  • There will be free screenings of the film during the winter (2012/2013) at the Senior Center of Jackson Hole and River Rock Assisted Living Facility.
  • Wyoming PBS anticipates airing the documentary in 2013.


  • The program is 100% funded thanks to generous donors (individuals, foundations and businesses), prize money from the 2012 Wyoming Short Film Contest and five grant sources (Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, the Wyoming Humanities Council, the Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming State Historical Society and the Wyoming State Historical Records and Advisory Board).

Production Schedule

September 2010 – June 2011
Pre-Production: Research, Story Development, Funding
July – September 2011
Production: Principal Shooting
October 2011 – May 2012
Post-Production: Editing, Sound Sweetening and Color Correction
June 2012 – May 2013
Local Showings, Festival Entries and Marketing
National and Regional PBS

For additional information, please contact Jen Tennican at or 307-690-2258