The Buffalo Bill Center of the West shares the story of the American West in countless ways, including events, activities, programs, lectures, special exhibitions, and more throughout the year. Here’s what’s coming up.
- Rendezvous Royale, September 15 – 21, 2014
- Patrons Ball, September 20, 2014
- Holiday Open House, December 6, 2014
- Plains Indian Museum Powwow, June 20 – 21, 2015
- Buffalo Bill Invitational Shootout, August 2015
Current Special Exhibitions:
- Textured Portraits: The Ken Blackbird Collection
- The Art of Harry Jackson
- Developing Stories: The Photography of James Bama
- Journeying West: Distinctive Firearms from the Smithsonian
- Edward S. Curtis’s The North American Indian
Open daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Relaxing with Raptors, 1 p.m. each day. Meet some of the birds of our Draper Museum Raptor Experience and chat with their handlers.
September 20: Our 38th Annual Patrons Ball, featuring the dance music of the Denny Leroux Orchestra and fine dining by Bravo Catering and Chef Ryan Boehme. Click here to find out more.
September 25: Dr. Walter Fleming with a talk about American Indian wild west show performers who chose to remain in Europe after European tours, titled ‘Laying out ten to see a dead Indian’: Wild Westing and those who were left behind, 7 p.m. Free.
Open daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October 2: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition: Mike Jimenez with Wolf Management from Endangered Species Act to State Management: What Lies Ahead?, 1215 p.m. Free.
October 4: Coffee & Curators, an event for members, 10 a.m. Join Chief Conservator Beverly Perkins with a program about Conservation in the United States. Free for members, but reservations required by calling 307-578-4008.
October 13: Draper Natural History Museum Lecture and Reception: David Quammen with The Next Big One: Emerging Viruses, Spillover, and the Threat of Pandemic, reception at 6:30 p.m., talk at 7:30 p.m. Free. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.
October 22: Buffalo Gals Luncheon, 11:45 a.m. Speaker Peter Hassrick presents Lost and Found: The Art of John Mix Stanley. $20 for Center of the West members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited; reserve by e-mail or calling 307-578-4008.
Open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November 6: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition: Dr. Craig Lee with Ice Patch Archaeology at the Crossroads of Culture and Climate Change in the Greater Yellowstone, 12:15 p.m. Free.
Open Thursday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Monday – Wednesday.
December 4: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition: Kevin Hurley with How Do You Count Wild Sheep? Why Do Wild Sheep Count? 12:15 p.m. Free.
December 6: Holiday Open House, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free.