The Draper Natural History Museum was founded in 1998. The founding curator, Dr. Charles Preston, had a surprise collection waiting for him when he arrived.… Read More
Reporting from the Center of the West
Through a creative collaboration between the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Wyoming Public Media, Multimedia Journalist Kamila Kudelska reports about the American West from Cody, Wyoming. Her stories—which include blog posts, audio, and video—can be heard on Wyoming Public Radio, and are also found on Wyoming Public Media's website as well as right here on the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's website.
This unique partnership is made possible through the generosity of the Hal R. and Naoma J. Tate Foundation.
Below, explore Kamila's fascinating stories on contemporary issues in the American West along with its art, history, culture, and much more. She's on the scene...
...Reporting from the Center of the West.
Josh Elliot is a Montana born and raised artist of Western landscape. Karen McWhorter, the curator of the Whitney Western Art Museum, said Elliot’s landscapes… Read More
It turns out the Cody Firearms Museum does not only collect real guns, it also has at least one toy gun. A Thompson… Read More
It’s well known that President Theodore Roosevelt helped shape the American… Read More
During the Reservation Era, roughly from the 1870s to the 1920s, Native Americans were required to move onto allotments of land. Rebecca West, the curator… Read More
For the past 15 years, the Plains Indian Museum at… Read More
It’s normal for librarians at the McCracken Research Library to find postcards, photos and other pieces of paper tucked away in a book. But it… Read More
Back in 2015, when Karen McWhorter just started her position as curator of the Whitney Western Art Museum, she was interviewed for a magazine. One… Read More
Throughout history, it was common for royalty to present another noblemen or royalty with a firearm. The gift usually symbolized peace between… Read More
Before the expansion of the West, there was an estimate of almost 600 million beavers throughout North America. But in the early 1800s,… Read More