The Jackson’s Hole Courier printed its first edition Jan. 28, 1909, and began a history of Jackson newspapers that has recorded local events and people, sports and politics, ups and downs for 110 years — so far.
A look at the tens of thousands of pages of that history will be the feature Thursday night at the Jackson Historical Society and Museum. The museum’s “Beers and Banter” program will feature Jackson Hole News&Guide publisher Kevin Olson and editor Johanna Love for the look back at the Courier, The Guide, The News and today’s News&Guide.
Also on the panel will be former longtime News and News&Guide editor Angus Thuermer and former News, Guide and News&Guide editor Tom Dewell and current News&Guide newsroom members Bradly J. Boner and Mark Huffman.
The evening is the kickoff for a summerlong exhibit at the museum that focuses on the papers that recorded the life of Jackson Hole from pioneer days to tourist mecca.
The free event is at the museum, 225 N. Cache St. It begins at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour when Roadhouse Brewing Co. beer will be sold, and the panel begins at 7.
An eight-page special section on the history of Jackson newspaper history is inserted in this week’s Jackson Hole News&Guide.