Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2009 To the Western Ocean: Paintings by Michael Haynes By Christine C. Brindza In 2009, Michael Haynes’s To the Western Ocean: Paintings Depicting Members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, a compelling display of portrait paintings of the famous explorers, was on display at the Buffalo Bill Center of […]
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Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2009 Collection Connections with the Corps of Discovery By Christine C. Brindza In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson chose Meriwether Lewis and his friend, William Clark, to lead the Corps of Discovery to explore the lands of the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis and Clark’s overall mission was to find and map […]
Originally published in Points West magazineWinter 2009 Fields of Discovery Ed. note: This article shares the story of a past series of summer educational programs. This year, our education department has several new and exciting day workshops and family activities planned for summer 2021. Get all the details on our FAMILY PROGRAMS page and sign […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2016 Finding Frank By Jennifer R. Henneman In a previous Points West Online article, readers took great delight in Mike Parker’s story about the Center of the West’s enormous 1888 Buffalo Bill’s Wild West poster featuring Queen Victoria (Fig. 1). A printer by trade, Parker wrote of the painstaking […]
Originally published in 1980 in the Center’s newsletter, and reprinted in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2015 Sitting Bull: Even Cody Couldn’t Save Him By Gene BallFormer Education Director The following article appeared in the Jan-Feb-March 1980 newsletter of the then-named Buffalo Bill Historical Center. At the time, Gene Ball served as the Center’s education director. Sitting […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2006 Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney By Sarah E. Boehme, PhDFormer Curator, Whitney Western Art Museum A boat, overloaded with men, floats on a river between two lush and green riverbanks. Several of the men sit on horseback and wear American Revolutionary War uniforms. An […]