The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum opens an exciting new permanent exhibition in June 2018, Monarch of the Skies: The Golden Eagle in Greater Yellowstone and the American West.
Electronic Press Kit
Here, find details, including contact information, images, press releases, and relevant links to more on Monarch of the Skies.
CLICK HERE for our webpage about the Monarch of the Skies exhibition’s content.
CLICK HERE for an E-vite to our Press Preview on June 7, 2018!
CLICK HERE for our latest press release on Monarch of the Skies
CLICK HERE for more on Draper Museum golden eagle research
Dr. Charles R. Preston, the Willis McDonald, IV Senior Curator of Natural Science and Founding Curator-in-Charge of the Draper Natural History Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West:
- Exhibition content, golden eagle research, Draper Natural History Museum
- 307-578-4078 and [email protected]
Bonnie Lawrence Smith, Curatorial Assistant of the Draper Natural History Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West:
- Media inquiries for Monarch of the Skies, rock art and archaeology aspect of the exhibition, Draper Natural History Museum
- 307-578-4020 and [email protected]
Rebecca West, Curator of Plains Indian Cultures and the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West:
- Plains Indian cultural aspects of the exhibition, Plains Indian Museum
- 307-578-4049 and [email protected]
Marguerite House, Media Coordinator/Editor of Points West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West:
- General media inquiries, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Points West magazine
- 307-578-4137 and [email protected]
Introductory Video for Monarch of the Skies and the research behind it.
Images for Monarch of the Skies
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East of Cody, Wyoming, with Heart Mountain as the backdrop, a golden eagle alights on a branch. Moosejaw Bravo Photography.
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The sagebrush-steppe environment near Cody, Wyoming, home to numerous eagles. C.R. Preston photograph.
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A golden eagle brings prey remains to a nestling. Moosejaw Bravo Photography.
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Golden eagle and nestling in a nest in Wyoming’s sagebrush-steppe environment in the Bighorn Basin. Moosejaw Bravo Photography.
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A pair of young golden eagles in a nest. Moosejaw Bravo Photography.
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Draper Natural History Museum staff in field doing golden eagle research. Clockwise from top: Bonnie Smith, Melissa Hill, Dr. Charles R. Preston, Moosejaw Bravo Photography.
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Thunderbird rock art at Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site, 55 miles southeast of Cody, Wyoming. C.R. Preston photo.
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Bonnet, Northern Plains, ca. 1920. Golden eagle feathers, ermine skin, cloth, quills, horsehair. NA.206.65
Link to download high res image.
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Golden eagle feather fan, Sioux, 1885. Golden eagle feathers, cloth, beads. Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Mr. Larry Sheerin. NA.203.372
Link to download high res image.
Points West magazine article
The Spring 2018 issue of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s membership magazine, Points West, featured an article, penned by Dr. Charles R. Preston and Bonnie Lawrence-Smith, on the upcoming exhibition Monarch of the Skies: The Golden Eagle in Greater Yellowstone and the American West.