“History is extremely important in my culture and because of that, it is extremely important to me. This trip helped broaden my knowledge of not… Read More
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.
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
Thank you to all those who participated in our Facebook Short Story Competition. Every submission we received was creative and well written. After much deliberation,… Read More
A specific western furniture style was born in Cody in the 1930s. And for the past 30 years, its biggest fans have tried to spread… Read More
Forgotten Winchester: The Mystery In November 2014, archaeologists at Great Basin National Park unexpectedly stumbled upon a 132-year-old Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle. Park… Read More
The wheellock rifle was invented in the 1500s. These were incredibly popular guns in England during the 1600s so there are many that… Read More