Lectures and Films

Lectures and Films

Explore the American West through our lectures, presentations, and videos. Take a look at what’s coming up, and click a video to watch past programs.


Our lectures cover western American subjects including art, wildlife, natural science, Plains Indian history and culture, firearms, and the Greater Yellowstone region.

  • June 3: Dr. Matt Hermes with Bob Richard and Mack Frost with Jack Richard’s Cody: His Aerial Photos Revisited through the Magic of Google Earth, 7 p.m.
  • July 21: Jeremy M. Johnston with Border Reivers: From the Scottish Lowlands to Johnson County, 5:30 p.m.
  • July 22: Caroline McCracken-Flesher with Scott, Stevenson, and the Imagination of the West, noon.
  • July 23: Bob Mallard with 25 Best Towns to Fly Fish for Trout, 11 a.m. with book signing to follow.
Lower Falls of the Yellowstone

Draper lunchtime expeditions explore topics about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expeditions

Join us the first Thursday of each month for a Lunchtime Expedition. These free lectures explore a variety of natural history subjects and issues and take place in our Coe Auditorium at 12:15 p.m. Lunchtime Expeditions are supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch.

Upcoming Lunchtime Expeditions:

  • June 2: Dr. Mary Meagher with The Yellowstone Bison: Free-ranging in a Limited World
  • July 14: Dr. Julie Meachen with Natural Trap Cave: An Ice Age Treasure
  • September 1: Dr. Anna Chalfoun with Wyoming’s Wildlife Amidst Human-Induced Rapid Environmental Change
  • October 13: Doug Smith with The Wolves of Yellowstone: The First Twenty Years
  • November 3: Todd Guenther with Dinwoody Glacier Area Archaeology
  • December 1: Chris Finley

Lectures on Film Archive

Are you interested in learning more about some of the subjects we delve into here at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West? Explore these playlists to view video of full-length lectures and presentations that have taken place here at the Center.

Click each playlist’s title to start it, or choose a video or two from it on our YouTube channel

3 Lectures

Looking for shorter video clips? Try these playlists.

Playlist-iconMeet the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
9 videos introducing the Center and our museums

Playlist-iconWhitney Western Art Museum Selections
17 videos and clips about sculpture, painting, and the Whitney’s staff

Playlist-iconCody Firearms Museum Selections
26 videos and clips about specific guns and the Firearms Museum’s staff

Playlist-iconBuffalo Bill Museum Selections
18 videos and clips including gallery multimedia, music, and our original Queen Victoria poster

Playlist-iconPlains Indian Museum and American Indian Topic Selections
13 videos about powwow and significant objects in our collection

Playlist-iconDraper Natural History Museum and Yellowstone Selections
36 video clips about wildlife, our own raptors, and Draper staff

Playlist-icon“From the Vault” Videos
15 videos from historic footage in our archives and the early days of Center