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
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.
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
As I’m writing this, the Cody Firearms Museum here at the Center of the West has just begun preparing the top floor for its big… Read More
In 1854, United States Commodore Matthew Perry finally succeeded in pressuring Japan to reopen itself to trade for the first time in nearly 200 years.… Read More
At the turn of the century, ethnologists and anthropologists were trying to collect objects from different Plains Indian cultures, since they believed… Read More
Revealing how Plains Indians traversed the Washakie Wilderness By: Alyssa Rina and Kate Breitenstein At the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (The Center), Conservation… Read More
The painter, Alfred Jacob Miller, was an early artist explorer depicting the American West. But it turns out, he only went out to the… Read More
As much as we hate to admit it, the grand weeks of summer holiday are drawing to a close! Stores have their latest back to… Read More