How do you establish a lasting memorial and museum in a small town like Cody, Wyoming? Find out at the Cody Culture Club’s first event of 2017, when Jeremy Johnston presents Establishing a Pioneer Center in a Small Town: The Early History of the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association.
The event takes place on Thursday, January 19, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and includes the talk by Johnston, Curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Managing Editor of the Papers of William F. Cody, as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
In this year of the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association’s Centennial, Johnston examines the early history of the Association (the parent organization of the Center of the West) and its efforts to create a lasting memorial for William F. Cody. Johnston says, “The endeavor resulted in the successful establishment of a ‘pioneer center’ in Cody, interpreting the history of the American West as envisioned by Buffalo Bill’s niece and first curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum, Mary Jester Allen.”
This is the first of four Cody Culture Club programs, which occur on the third Thursday of the months of January–April. Individual programs are $20 per person; however a package discount is available when purchasing tickets for all four programs. Visit centerofthewest.org/codycultureclub to purchase tickets online. Contact Rachel Lee at [email protected] or 307-578-4009 for more information.
Founded by members of the community, the Cody Culture Club, along with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, celebrates the unique culture of Cody by offering insightful programs inspired by the Center’s world-class collections. The 2017 season is generously sponsored by Carlene Lebous & Harris Haston, BHHS Brokerage West Inc., and Way West Management Co.–Ryan & Erynne Selk.
Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For additional information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s Facebook page.