The Buffalo Bill Center of the West Board of Trustees Executive Director Exploratory Task Force and the Board’s Executive Committee today announced the promotion of Rebecca West to the position of Executive Director and CEO of the Center of the West. A longtime Center of the West staff member, West now serves as the Collier-Read Director of […]
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The Smithsonian Institution has awarded $500 to the Youth Advisory Board (a group of Cody High School students) at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West to support its work with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as part of the Smithsonian’s National Earth Optimism Teen Conversations Project. The Center is one of nine Smithsonian […]
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Cody Firearms Museum, completely redesigned and renovated in 2019, includes about 4,200 firearms in its 40,000 square feet of exhibit space along with thousands more related artifacts. The oldest guns date all the way back to the 1400s, and the newest was made as recently as late 2018. […]
Walter Snyder, Ithaca historian, has generously donated the surviving records from the original Ithaca Gun Company to the Center to be used by the Cody Firearms Records Office to provide factory letters and serial number searches. Why we’re excited These documents provide valuable historical insight for collectors—including our own Cody Firearms Museum. Associate Curator, Danny […]
Our Draper Museum Raptor Experience has a new member of the flock! Our newest raptor is a young, female American kestrel. She hatched earlier this year and was most likely just getting the hang of flying when she collided with something (we’ll never know what), causing permanent damage near her left elbow. She was found […]
Past Exhibition (closed April 11, 2021) John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery Beginning in the 1980s, William Shepley followed his passion for the equestrian culture of the American West to produce stunning black and white photographs that appear in a new special exhibition at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Self-assigned and self-funded, The Equestrian […]