The Center of the West's Education Department

What do our educators have to say? Read a blog about museum happenings and what they are doing to engage museum audiences.

Art Can Open Many Doors for Students

Coyote Legend by Doug Hyde; Art Can Open Many Doors for Students

The Center’s latest Skype in the classroom lesson proves that art can open many doors for students—especially high school students. We recently launched a participatory virtual… Read More

Free Field Trips for Park County Students

Free Field Trips for Park County Students - Becoming a Mountain Man

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is thrilled to announce free field trips for Park County students during the 2014 – 2015 school year.… Read More

Happy Trails to You: Western Music Arts and Crafts

Make a Native American rattle

“Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Happy trails to you, keep smilin’ until then. Who cares about the clouds when we’re together? Just… Read More

The West and You Arts and Crafts

Make your own spirit animal wind sock

“I was born here, in this place that would come to be called the Old West. But, to my kind, the land was ageless. It had… Read More

Wild Wonderland: Yellowstone Arts and Crafts


“A thousand Yellowstone wonders are calling, ‘Look up and down and round about you…whatever your fate, under whatever ignorance or knowledge you may afterward chance… Read More

Ole Faithful

Carl Preussl's Old Faithful, 1929. A Treasure from our West. 3.01

“Old faithful in every kind of weather…” —from “Ole Faithful” by Gene Autry [1] As I mentioned in my previous post, Hey Boo-Boo, Let’s Go Get… Read More

Nature Arts and Crafts

"Tumbleweeds" by Clyde Aspevig cover image for "Claiming Ground"

“Always continue walking a lot and loving nature, for that’s the real way to learn to understand art better and better.” —Vincent Van Gogh [1]… Read More

How the West Was Fun: Frontier Arts and Crafts


“I knew my heart had found it, I knew my search was done. Oh, oh, oh how the West was fun… Oh, oh, oh, how… Read More