When men went off to fight on the front lines in World War I, many factories and companies replaced their workforce with women and young boys. But the Winchester Repeating Arms Company started employing women as managers even before the war. That’s according to Samantha Harper, the archivist at the McCracken Research Library. “They were […]
epiCENTER: Explore the CENTER of it all with our staff!
Enjoy the observations and interests of the people who work at the Center of the West here in our staff blog. Just note that these are the personal perspectives of individual staff members, and are not meant to be official representations of Center expertise or policy.
Artists-in-Residence Robert Martinez, John Hitchcock, and John Pepion demonstrate award-winning artistic styles
In the months of July and August visitors to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Plains Indian Museum have the opportunity to interact with award-winning artists Robert Martinez, John Hitchcock, and John I. Pepion, who serves as Artists-in-Residence this summer. Robert Martinez July 22 – 26 9 AM – 3 PM Robert Martinez is […]
On Saturday July 6, the newly renovated Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West will reopen its doors to the public. It’s long been home to one of the largest firearm collections in the world. The museum is trying to move away from just a display of guns to telling a story of the role […]
The Clark’ s Nutcracker is a high mountain bird located in the Western U.S. The bird is pretty unique for its ability to cache said Corey Anco, the assistant curator of the Draper Natural History Museum. “Caching means whatever it doesn’t consume when it grabs seeds from a pine cone, it will hide in another location […]
Although the Pony Express only lasted for about a year and half, the mail service has become synonymous with the Old West. The story of riders delivering mail from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California in ten to eleven days at the time was the fastest a letter was ever delivered before electronic communication. One […]
In our 38th year, the first Center Powwow was held on the top of a flatbed trailer as a dancer demonstration. Today, we are the premier powwow hosted by a major museum. In that time, we’ve shared memories with generations in and out of the arena. Our gratitude goes out to our dancers, singers, vendors, […]