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.
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.