OUR FUTURE

WE ARE MOVING!

JHCM is relocating to the Jackson Elementary annex buildings (155 N. Jean Street) while we continue our search for a long-term facility. See more below on a potential opportunity to secure a forever home.

The Museum will re-open for the 7th Annual Touch-A-Truck on Sunday, June 9, from 10 AM - 2 PM.

Thank you to New West Building Company, Lead Sponsor of the new Museum!

PERMANENT HOME OPPORTUNITY: A Partnership...

               

In response to a Request for Proposals issued by the Jackson/Teton County Housing Department, the Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust and Jackson Hole Children's Museum (JHCM) have joined forces to address two essential needs facing working families in our community: affordable housing and out-of-school care for children.

This one-of-a-kind mutually beneficial partnership could provide a permanent home for JHCM and 24 much-needed homes for dedicated members of our workforce. Read more here.

Rendering of 105 Mercill Avenue.

HOW YOU CAN HELP!

CONTRIBUTE and support our cause.

COMMUNICATE - Spread the word! Contact your Teton County Commissioners, commissioners@tetonwyo.org and tell them why you and your family think this proposal for 105 Mercill Avenue is the best choice for our community.

Here are the TOP TEN reasons why this collective partnership, between the Housing Trust and Children’s Museum, is the best option for Mercill redevelopment and our community.

  • This partnership maximizes community benefit.
  • 24 residential units (13 Affordable; 11 Workforce; 36 beds) and a potential permanent home for the JH Children’s Museum.
  • This proposal includes a commitment from the Housing Trust to match the contribution of the County with $2.1 in private philanthropy and private sector capital.
  • This proposal includes a commitment from the Housing Trust to manage the sale and resale of the homes and ensure the property will be well-maintained in perpetuity.
  • The Housing Trust is a non-profit developer: any and all cost savings will be used to improve upon the affordability of the homes. Since 1992, the Housing Trust has built or acquired 146 permanently affordable homes which have served more than 420 people.
  • The design of the residential units prioritizes livability—the units have been designed to be an effective tool to recruit and retain essential employees.
  • Our local team has a demonstrated track record of success building, financing and managing affordable housing - JH Housing Trust and Shaw Construction.
  • The quality of construction (practical and achievable) will meet or exceed the finished product delivered at Redmond Street Rentals.
  • The Jackson Hole Children’s Museum serves over 12,000 children and caregivers annually through engaging play and learning spaces; K-5th Grade S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) labs; summer camps; and affordable afterschool care. JHCM is a crucial nonprofit for learning, exploring and play opportunities for children and families in Teton County.
  • Through this partnership, the Jackson Hole Children's Museum has the opportunity to ensure the continued delivery of educational services to the community at large and expand upon the core services of the Museum to better meet the needs of local families.

DEADLINE: Commissioners will award a proposal on July 2nd. So please contact Commissioners in June 2019.