The Ketchum Sun Valley Historical Society is proud to operate two museums that exhibit our long tradition as a destination ski town, the pioneer history, and history of local skiing. Come visit us and see our exhibits on Hemingway, the history of Sun Valley Resort, and our Ski Hall of Fame.
The Ketchum Sun Valley Historical Society was established in 1989 with the overlying goal of keeping the regional history alive for future generations. More specifically, the Society seeks to interpret and preserve the history and heritage of the region in perpetuity; identify and preserve artifacts and sites of historical and education value; expand our knowledge of the area’s history; provide museum facilities to store and display historical items; and to sponsor exhibits, programs, and special events with historical value that provide educational opportunities for students, residents and visitors.
In 1993 the Society signed a lease with the city for the use of three buildings at the Forest Service Park. By 1995, the Society had raised funds enough to enable the renovation of two buildings, establish a Heritage Museum and open its doors to the public.