Photo: National Elk Refuge volunteer Patsy Dicken talks to a group of students on the Miller House porch. One student, anticipating the day's history lesson, came dressed in a bonnet and pinafore.
September 3, 2013 (NER 13-19)
Visitation at the historic Miller House is on track to hit an all–time high this year, the busiest season since the facility opened to the public in 2005. Over
3,000 people have already visited the site, with several weeks left in the 2013
season. The charming homestead will remain open through the close of business on
Sunday, September 22. Located in a tranquil setting next to a cluster of
cottonwood trees, the Miller House sits approximately ¾ mile north of the
National Elk Refuge entrance on East Broadway Avenue in Jackson. Entrance to
the Miller House is free of charge.
Miller House and surrounding land was the first piece of property purchased for
the creation of the National Elk Refuge, established in 1912. Decorated with
period pieces, the homestead gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about
the establishment and early history of the Refuge. Volunteer naturalists are on
hand to share stories, answer questions, and give tours of the building.
Additionally, the Grand Teton Association operates a small sales outlet at the
Miller House, carrying unique items representative of the early 20th
of operation are from 10:00 am
through 4:00 pm daily, including
weekends. More information can be found on the Miller House link of the National Elk Refuge’s web page; photos of the historic site can be viewed on the Refuge photo gallery.
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