Calendar of Events

Sep
1
Thu
Lunchtime Expedition: Wyoming’s Wildlife Amidst Human-Induced Rapid Environmental Change @ Center of the West's Coe Auditorium
Sep 1 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Anna Chalfoun
Wyoming’s Wildlife amidst Human-induced Rapid Environmental Change

Anna Chalfoun talks about Wyoming's wildlife and environmental change at our September 1 lecture. Courtesy photo.

Anna Chalfoun talks about Wyoming’s wildlife and environmental change at our September 1 lecture. Courtesy photo.

Join wildlife ecologist Dr. Anna Chalfoun for her talk Wyoming’s Wildlife amidst Human-induced Rapid Environmental Change at our September 1 lunchtime lecture. According to Chalfoun, habitat loss, fragmentation, and alteration resulting from human activities continue to be the greatest threats to wildlife populations and biodiversity world-wide. Understanding wildlife responses to human-induced habitat change and the underlying mechanisms responsible for those effects is of critical importance. With her graduate students, Chalfoun studies wildlife-habitat relationships and the effects of anthropogenic habitat changes on multiple species including songbirds, amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals, within diverse Wyoming systems including the sagebrush steppe, grasslands, riparian habitats, and alpine. Chalfoun discusses these key habitat challenges with some Wyoming case studies including the influence of natural gas development on sagebrush steppe-obligate songbirds, and what climate change may mean for our alpine wildlife including the black rosy-finch and American pika.

About our speaker

Chalfoun is an Associate Professor within the Department of Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming, and the Assistant Unit Leader for Wildlife at the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, where her primary role is to train graduate students in wildlife science and work with the nongame division of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and other agencies to address key questions related to the species of greatest conservation concern within the state. In 2012 she received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), “the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.” Chalfoun is president-elect of the Cooper Ornithological Society, the second largest ornithological society in North America. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Missouri in Wildlife Sciences, a PhD from the University of Montana in Wildlife Biology, and has authored many articles in top peer-reviewed ecology and conservation biology journals.

Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expeditions are supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch.

From February through December, join us the first Thursday of each month for a Lunchtime Expedition! These free lectures, supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch, 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.

Upcoming Lunchtime Expeditions:

  • October 13: Doug Smith with The Wolves of Yellowstone: The First Twenty Years
  • November 3: Todd Guenther with Dinwoody Glacier Area Archaeology
  • December 1: Chris Finley
Sep
17
Sat
Coffee & Curators for Members: Conservation @ Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Coffee & Curators

Join us for refreshments and a talk about conservation with Beverly Perkins, Chief Conservator at the Center of the West.

Beverly Perkins in the Conservation Lab.

Beverly Perkins in the Conservation Lab.

Our Coffee & Curators series invites members to enjoy coffee, refreshments, and each other as one of our curators speaks about a topic inspired by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s permanent collections, including special up-close or behind-the-scenes access.

Space for this members event is limited and reservations are required. Call 307-578-4008 or e-mail us to reserve your seat. Meet us at the main entrance.

Future dates:

Not yet a member but interested in joining? Click here to find out more. You can even join online!

Sep
24
Sat
40th Annual Patrons Ball @ Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

40th Annual Patrons Ball

September 24, 2016
Begins at 6 p.m.

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West presents its annual fundraising gala, Patrons Ball. This black-tie event is our major fundraising extravaganza of the year—and the premier gala of the Rocky Mountain region. Enjoy cocktails, a gourmet dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and raffles.

All proceeds benefit the programs and public activities of the Center of the West. To find out more about Patrons Ball ll 307-578-4008 or e-mail patronsball@centerofthewest.org. Patrons Ball is the culmination of Rendezvous Royale, a weeklong celebration of the arts in Cody. For general information, visit the Rendezvous Royale website.


Annual Raffles

Win this 1972 Chevy Chevelle with SS options

Win this 1972 Chevy Chevelle with SS options

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle with SS options

Features of the 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle with SS options:

  • 572 Engine with 700 horsepower
  • Nice straight all steel car
  • Exterior is black cherry with black stripes
  • 2 Door with new black interior and new headliner
  • Tremec 6 speed manual transmission
  • Tubular front and rear suspension
  • 13 inch Corvette calipers and rotors; drilled and slotted
  • Hydraulic clutch
  • Autometer gauges in carbon dash insert
  • Dynamat on inside of car and trunk
  • 12 bolt rear with Auburn Posi Mosier axels 3.73 gear
  • Full custom stereo in trunk
  • And more!

Click here to buy raffle tickets for the car!


"Buffalo Bill" detail, Winchester Commemorative Model 94

“Buffalo Bill” detail

Winchester Commemorative Model 94 rifle

Features of the Winchester Commemorative Model 94 rifle:

  • Commemorates the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association
  • Limited edition lever-action rifle 30-30
  • Limited edition, number 31 of 300
  • Includes the original wooden box, brochures, and documents
  • Dated February 21, 1969

Click here to buy raffle tickets for the rifle!


Sponsorship Opportunities:

Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities for this annual event are always available: E-mail Rebecca Taggart or call her at 307-578-4025 for more information. 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities_Patrons Ball

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:

 

Scout Sponsors:

  • Robert J. & Geraldine W. Dellenback
  • Charles & Anne Duncan
  • Candace Alexander McNair
  • J.D. & Elizabeth Radakovich
  • Maggie & Dick Scarlett
  • Naoma Tate & The Family of Hal Tate

Hirtle Callaghan       Merit Energy

Buffalo Bill Sponsors:

  • Fran & Lenox Baker
  • Fred & Linda Dowd
  • Cindy Katz & John Gordnier
  • Carol McMurry & Pat Spieles

Pahaska Sponsors:

Annie Oakley Sponsors:

Groathouse Construction

 

 

Stagecoach Sponsor:

 

 

 

E-mail Rebecca Taggart or call her at 307-578-4025 with any questions.


Silent Auction:

Each year we receive wonderful silent auction items from various donors.  Please note these items will be available for purchase the week of Rendezvous Royale.

"Antelope 1" by Brady Steward

“Antelope 1” by Brady Steward

“Yellowstone” by Bill Sawczuk

TDK Black background HR

7-Day Plains Game Guided Hunt for 1 Donated by TDK Safaris and Lisa and Wes McArtor

The Family by Robert Duncan Donated by Rip & Susan McIntosh

The Family by Robert Duncan
Donated by Rip & Susan McIntosh

 


Special Thank You:

A special thank you goes out to the Patrons Ball Committee, without whom we could not organize this gala.


Patrons Ball is the finale to Rendezvous Royale, a week of the best of absolutely everything western in Cody, Wyoming! Join us for the excitement of a nationally recognized art show and a spirited auction of the best contemporary western art, and many other events. Visit the Rendezvous Royale Web site for more information.


For information on all events, please visit our Events page.

Oct
1
Sat
Coffee & Curators for Members: Buffalo Bill Museum @ Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Coffee & Curators

Join us for refreshments and a curator talk with Jeremy Johnston, Curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum.

Buffalo Bill Museum.

Buffalo Bill Museum.

Our Coffee & Curators series invites members to enjoy coffee, refreshments, and each other as one of our curators speaks about a topic inspired by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s permanent collections, including special up-close or behind-the-scenes access.

Space for this members event is limited and reservations are required. Call 307-578-4008 or e-mail us to reserve your seat. Meet us at the main entrance.

Future date:

Not yet a member but interested in joining? Click here to find out more. You can even join online!

Oct
12
Wed
Buffalo Gals Luncheon: Ranger Reflections @ Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Oct 12 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Buffalo Gals Luncheon: Ranger Reflections @ Buffalo Bill Center of the West | Cody | Wyoming | United States

Buffalo Gals Luncheon

October 12, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us for a delicious lunch and a talk by our speaker Molly Moore, who presents Ranger Reflections: What it’s really like to work in Yellowstone National Park.

Cost for our luncheon is just $25 for Buffalo Bill Center of the West members and $35 for non-members. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today by e-mailing our Membership Office or calling 307-578-4008.

Not yet a Buffalo Bill Center of the West member? Click here to find out more and join!

Oct
13
Thu
Lunchtime Expedition: The Wolves of Yellowstone @ Center of the West's Coe Auditorium
Oct 13 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Doug Smith, PhD
The Wolves of Yellowstone: The First Twenty Years

Gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995. At our October 13 Lunchtime Expedition, biologist Doug Smith takes us through the wolves’ first twenty years there. He discusses wolf population dynamics, predator-prey relationships, effects of the wolves’ presence on ecosystems, and wolf management within Yellowstone National Park

About our speaker

Yellowstone's Senior Wildlife Biologist Doug Smith in the field with a collared wolf. Smith discusses wolves since reintroduction at the October 13 Lunchtime Expedition.

Yellowstone’s Senior Wildlife Biologist Doug Smith in the field with a collared wolf. Smith discusses wolves since reintroduction at the October 13 Lunchtime Expedition.

As Senior Wildlife Biologist in Yellowstone National Park, Dr. Doug Smith supervises the park’s wolf, bird, and elk programs. He was formerly the Project Leader for the Yellowstone Wolf Project the managed the reintroduction and restoration of wolves to Yellowstone. Smith holds a bachelor’s of science in wildlife biology from the University of Idaho, a master’s in biology from Michigan Technological University, and a doctorate in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology from the University of Nevada-Reno.

He has written several journal articles and book chapters, and has co-authored three books. In addition to the wolf, Smith has expertise on beavers and birds. He is a sought-after speaker, and has participated in a number of documentaries. He also worked with National Geographic Magazine for their May 2016 issue dedicated to Yellowstone and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expeditions are supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch.

From February through December, join us the first Thursday of each month for a Lunchtime Expedition! These free lectures, supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch, 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.

Upcoming Lunchtime Expeditions:

  • November 3: Todd Guenther with Dinwoody Glacier Area Archaeology
  • December 1: Chris Finley
Nov
3
Thu
Lunchtime Expedition: Dinwoody Glacier Area Archeology @ Center of the West's Coe Auditorium
Nov 3 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Draper Natural History MuseumTodd Guenther
Dinwoody Glacier Area Archaeology: 12,000 Years of Humans and Ice in Wyoming’s Highest Mountains

At our November 3 Lunchtime Expedition, speaker Todd Guenther discusses the archaeology of the Dinwoody Glacier area in the Wind River Mountains, including the highest known bison jump in North America recently discovered by the Central Wyoming College archaeological field school.

About our speaker

Todd Guenther is Professor of Anthropology and History at Central Wyoming College (CWC) in Riverton, Wyoming. He has been voted instructor of the year by both students and faculty colleagues at CWC, and his research publications investigating race, gender, and westward expansion have received awards from several western states and organizations. Guenther has previously been on the staff of the Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist, Curator at South Pass City State Historic Site, and Director of the Pioneer Museum in Lander.

Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expeditions are supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch.

From February through December, join us the first Thursday of each month for a Lunchtime Expedition! These free lectures, supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch, 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.

Nov
5
Sat
Coffee & Curators for Members: Whitney Western Art Museum @ Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Coffee & Curators

Join us for refreshments and a curator talk with Karen McWhorter, Scarlett Curator of the Whitney Western Art Museum.

Whitney Western Art Museum.

Whitney Western Art Museum.

Our Coffee & Curators series invites members to enjoy coffee, refreshments, and each other as one of our curators speaks about a topic inspired by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s permanent collections, including special up-close or behind-the-scenes access.

Space for this members event is limited and reservations are required. Call 307-578-4008 or e-mail us to reserve your seat. Meet us at the main entrance.

Not yet a member but interested in joining? Click here to find out more. You can even join online!

Nov
19
Sat
Members Double-Discount Days, November @ Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Buffalo Bill Center of the West members enjoy a 20 percent discount in our onsite, downtown, and online stores November 22 and 23.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West members enjoy a 20 percent discount in our store November 19 and 20.

All members of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West receive a special 20 percent discount in the Museum Store at the Center, our second store location in downtown Cody (at 1210 Sheridan Avenue), and even in our online store. Our November Double-Discount Shopping Days take place the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 19 and 20—why not finish up (or get started with) your Christmas shopping!

With a wonderful selection of jewelry, scarves, chocolates, books, handmade Native American crafts, prints, and unique Wyoming gifts, there’s something for everyone. Some exclusions apply.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West members enjoy a 20 percent discount in our downtown store May 3 and 4.

Center members enjoy a 20 percent discount in our downtown store November 19 and 20 as well.

Members must present their valid membership card to receive the 20 percent discount.

Click here to shop online: discount code coming soon! You will paste the code into the Discount Code field and click “Apply Coupon” before completing your payment.

Not a member yet?

Are you interested in joining the Center of the West and enjoying all the benefits of membership?

Click here to find out more!

Nov
20
Sun
Members Double-Discount Days, November @ Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Buffalo Bill Center of the West members enjoy a 20 percent discount in our onsite, downtown, and online stores November 22 and 23.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West members enjoy a 20 percent discount in our store November 19 and 20.

All members of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West receive a special 20 percent discount in the Museum Store at the Center, our second store location in downtown Cody (at 1210 Sheridan Avenue), and even in our online store. Our November Double-Discount Shopping Days take place the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 19 and 20—why not finish up (or get started with) your Christmas shopping!

With a wonderful selection of jewelry, scarves, chocolates, books, handmade Native American crafts, prints, and unique Wyoming gifts, there’s something for everyone. Some exclusions apply.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West members enjoy a 20 percent discount in our downtown store May 3 and 4.

Center members enjoy a 20 percent discount in our downtown store November 19 and 20 as well.

Members must present their valid membership card to receive the 20 percent discount.

Click here to shop online: discount code coming soon! You will paste the code into the Discount Code field and click “Apply Coupon” before completing your payment.

Not a member yet?

Are you interested in joining the Center of the West and enjoying all the benefits of membership?

Click here to find out more!