Q: What are “hair pipes?” “Hair pipes” are actually long cylindrical beads made from conch shells or bone that were worn for personal adornment. They were common… Read More
epiCENTER: Explore the CENTER of it all with our staff!
Enjoy the observations and interests of the people who work at the Center of the West here in our staff blog. Just note that these are the personal perspectives of individual staff members, and are not meant to be official representations of Center expertise or policy.
As many of you know, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West sells raffle tickets for a different car each year. We get questions all… Read More
My first textile conservation project at the Center of the West was a sixteenth century European tapestry privately owned by one of the Conservation Internship Program’s most generous… Read More
Some of the objects we’ve treated in the conservation lab this summer have been pretty high-profile. In case I haven’t name-dropped Buffalo Bill enough yet,… Read More
The Center of the West and its staff are big supporters of the Cody Night Rodeo. It was rumored that there might be tickets available for the… Read More
[I am] Going back west of the Mississippi and spending my pile out there in the country which an American statesman once said was fit… Read More
What does the Maintenance Department at your establishment of work mean to you? Are they simply the ones called when there’s a leaky faucet? Perhaps… Read More
Our summer at the Center of the West is coming to a close, and we interns are starting to say our goodbyes to Cody one by… Read More
For me there is no better way to end my blog series than to mention the spiritual connection that I have formed with the natural… Read More
A kilt with cowboy boots? Encountered this gentleman in his kilt and cowboy boots visiting the Cody Firearms Museum here at the Buffalo Bill Center of the… Read More