38th Annual Patrons Ball

September 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
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Rebecca Taggart
Annie Oakley, aiming with aid of a mirror. Vincent Mercaldo Collection. P.71.809

Annie Oakley, aiming with aid of a mirror. Vincent Mercaldo Collection. P.71.809

Annual Patrons Ball

Plan to attend next year’s ball: September 26, 2015

Thank you to all who supported the Buffalo Bill Center of the West by attending our 38th Annual Patrons Ball on September 20, 2014. This is our major fundraising event of the year—and the premier gala of the Rocky Mountain region. All proceeds benefit the programs and public activities of the Center. Our guests enjoyed the music of the Denny Leroux Orchestra and fine dining prepared by Chef Ryan Boehme and Bravo Catering. To find out more about Patrons Ball ll 307-578-4008 or e-mail patronsball@centerofthewest.org. Patrons Ball is the culmination of Rendezvous Royale, a weeklong celebration of the arts in Cody. For general information, visit the Rendezvous Royale website.

Car Raffle:

2014 raffle car: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

2014 raffle car: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

UPDATE, September 20, 2014: We’ve drawn for our 2014 raffle car. Congratulations to our winner, Michael from Wellington, Florida, who had ticket #1343. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for this year’s successful fundraiser.

This annual raffle supports the programs and activities of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in the process! This year’s car was a 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Click here to find out more about the car’s features.

All proceeds benefit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Need not be present to win. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 or older to enter. Car must be collected within 30 days of drawing. Raffle tickets are not tax deductible.

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!

‘Spirit of the American West’ sponsors: Chevron and Marathon Oil Corporation. Patrons Ball sponsors Chevron and Marathon Oil Corporation‘Scout’ sponsor: University of Wyoming; Hirtle, Callaghan & Co. Inc. ‘Buffalo Bill’ sponsors: Candace Alexander McNair; Gordon Barrows; Margot Wilkinson; Fran & Lenox Baker; Carol McMurry & Pat Spieles; Jim & Ginger Dager; J.D. and Elizabeth Radakovich; Groathouse Construction ‘Pahaska’ sponsor: Bill & Robin Weiss ‘Annie Oakley’ sponsor: Rusty & Deborah Rokita; J.P. Morgan; Sierra Trading Post ‘Stagecoach’ sponsor: Mr. John O. Housel Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities for this annual event are always available: click here for Sponsorship Opportunities. E-mail Gina Schneider or call her at 307-578-4030 with any questions.

Rendezvous RoyalePatrons Ball is the finale to Rendezvous Royale, a week of the best of absolutely everything western in Cody, Wyoming! Join us for the excitement of a nationally recognized art show and a spirited auction of the best contemporary western art, and the best in western furniture and fashion with Cody High Style. Visit the Rendezvous Royale Web site for more information.

For information on all events, please visit our Events page.



  1. Lincoln Russell says


    Today, I visited your museum. It’s spectacular! I was so impressed – thrilled, really – and I’ll return again next week.

    One tiny suggestion. As a collector of knives, who’s just commissioned a knife from a maker in Nebraska and another in Wyoming, I think it would be great to see the museum display more knives. After all, they were essential to a mountain man.

    My wife and I just bought tickets to your Patrons Ball. We’re in Wyoming because Nancy, a former trustee of the Norman Rockwell Museum, MASS MoCA and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has WALKED here from Boston! Check out “Nancy Takes A Hike” on Facebook.

    See you next week, Lincoln

  2. Nancy McClure says

    Lincoln and Nancy – wow, what an adventure! We’re so glad to hear you will be joining us for Patrons Ball next week. We thank you for supporting the Center by attending. And I will share your suggestion about knife displays with the appropriate staff. See you next week!

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