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.

Lectures

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


Lower Falls of the Yellowstone

Draper lunchtime expeditions explore topics about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Special guest speaker: Award-winning journalist David Quammen

October 13, 6:30 p.m. Our Draper Natural History Museum is pleased to announce this special evening lecture by David Quammen with The Next Big One: Emerging Viruses, Spillover, and the Threat of Pandemic. Reception of light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar at 6:30 p.m., free lecture at 7:15 p.m. While this talk is also free, reservations are required by calling Bonnie Smith at 307-578-4020.

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.

  • November 6: Dr. Craig Lee with Ice Patch Archaeology at the Crossroads of Culture and Climate Change in the Greater Yellowstone.
  • December 4: Kevin Hurley with How Do You Count Wild Sheep? Why Do Wild Sheep Count?

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

Playlist-iconFIREARMS TOPICS
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