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Historic Miller House to set record for busiest season

08_30_13_Article_MHSeasonVisitation 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.

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.  

The 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 century. 

Hours 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. 

Last Updated: Sep 03, 2013
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