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.
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. Lectures take place in our Coe Auditorium at 12:15 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expeditions are supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch.
- April 2: Dr. Charles R. Preston, Yellowstone and Galapagos: Islands of Hope in a Sea of Challenges
- May 7: Leslie Patten, The Wild Excellence: Notes from Untamed America
- June 4: Dr. Ingrid “Indy” Burke, grasslands
- July 9: Dr. Jeffrey L. Beck, Wildlife Response to Energy Development in Wyoming’s Sagebrush Steppe (note date change)
- August 6: Susan Patla, swans
- September 3: Robert Garrott, Yellowstone ungulates
- October 1: Lisa Baril, From Extirpation to Recovery: The Story of the Peregrine Falcon in Yellowstone National Park
- November 5: Mike Bies, An Overview of the Rock Art of the Bighorn Basin
- December 3: Gretchen Hurley, geology
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.