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The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads
Sponsor: Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum
(Trailer run time: 33 secs)

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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 to ensure quality programming and the preservation of local history for future generations.

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• A one-hour, high-definition documentary film entitled The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads produced by Jennifer Tennican of JenTen Productions LLC under the auspices of the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum (JHHSM).
• Using varied and compelling characters, the film explores the history of a long-time community "watering hole" called The Stagecoach Bar.
• The documentary film explores how changes over time at the Stagecoach 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 premiered in Jackson, Wyoming on June 27th to a sold out house at the Center for the Arts. On September 8th, the film screened 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 2011 Wyoming Short Film Contest and five grant sources (Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, Wyoming Humanities Council, Wyoming Arts Council, Wyoming State Historical Records and Advisory Board, and Wyoming State Historical Society).

For additional information on the film, please contact Jen Tennican at or 307.690.2258.

For information on the JHHSM, please contact Liz Jacobson at or 307.733.2414.

 PRODUCTION Schedule  

SEPT 2010 – JUNE 2011
Pre-Production: Research, Story Development, Funding
Production: Principal Shooting
OCTOBER 2011 – MAY 2012
Post-Production: Editing, Sound Sweetening and Color Correction
JUNE 2012– JUNE 2014
Local Showings, Festival Entries and Marketing
(National and Regional PBS)

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News & events  

Fall Arts Festival
Film Screening

Saturday, September 8, 8:00 pm
After a sellout premiere at the Center for the Arts, The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads is screening again as part of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce’s Fall Arts Festival. Tickets are $10.
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World Premiere
Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 - 10:30 pm
The Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and Dancers’ Workshop present an evening of film, music and dance at the Center for the Arts. Come celebrate local history and kick up your heels to the Stagecoach Band. Instructors from Dancers’ Workshop will be on hand for demos and tutorials.Tickets are $10.

KJAX Live Interview
Business in Jackson with Del Ray.

Betty Rock Pizza Night
Thursday, Dec 15 5:30 - 9 pm
Wanna get a sneak peek at cool footage? Come eat amazing Betty Rock pizza and support the making of our film! $11 all-you-can eat pizza
$2 Buds, $3 Stellas, $4 Margs
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KZ95 Live Interview
With Brian Karre - Nov 17th at 8:10 AM.

KHOL Live Interview
With Christie Koriakin - Nov. 21st at 2 PM.

NPR Interview
Wyoming Public Media's Morning Music DJ Grady Kirkpatrick interviews Jen about the film project. The interview includes music from the film recorded in Ben Winship's Henhouse Studio.
Nov 18th at 11:15 AM.

Historic Watering Holes
Featuring Jen at The Stagecoach Bar!
Join the fun on this History Museum excursion on October 2.

KHOL Interview
On Local Lady Talk, Rose interviews Jennifer Tennican who has been working on a historical film about The Stagecoach Bar.
Listen to teaser »








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