“Go outside,” she said. “You’re going to miss it!” What didn’t I miss? A golden sunset. Black Hills gold– mellow and warm. Clouds– gold. Winter… 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.
A good book lingers after the final page is read and the binding is closed. I just finished reading The Goldfinch, the Pulitzer prize-winning novel… Read More
A small painting, Cody on the Ishawooa Trail by Irving R. Bacon, hangs in the Buffalo Bill Museum at the Center of the West. I… Read More
Coffee was a mainstay on the trail in 19th-century America. By the time Americans headed West, coffee was readily available and integral to the long… Read More
The solstice has just passed. Snow on the ground muffles sound, but it’s more quiet right now anyway. The world’s creatures are lying low, huddled… Read More
Western humorist Will Rogers (1879 – 1935) used to say, “There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you… Read More
Everyone learns during a visit to a museum, including the professionals who are employed at museums around the world. A museum professional, or any professional… Read More
“This is the story of the Winchester Rifle Model 1873, ‘the gun that won the West.’ To cowman, outlaw, peace officer, or soldier, the Winchester… Read More
Ever get William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok confused? Some of our visitors do. Here, Deb Adams, Researcher for our… Read More
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West traveled for some 30 years, both in the U.S. and in Europe. As with all such extravaganzas, marketing was a given.… Read More