In our 37th year, the first Center Powwow was held on the top of a flatbed trailer as a dancer demonstration. Today, we are the… 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.
What does the first Ferris Wheel, 3 Reindeer, and Buffalo Bill have in common? 125 years ago this June 21, the World’s Fair in Chicago… Read More
The American Cheetah is a prehistoric mammal that roamed Northern Wyoming in the Miocene and the Pleistocene Epochs. The American Cheetah is thought… Read More
I was fortunate to have grown up in Paradise Valley working for our family business. We spent the majority of our time riding horses, fishing,… Read More
There are stories, which pass through hearsay but one can never be sure if the story is completely true. The Buffalo Bill Museum at the… Read More
The earliest known reference to the Winchester Arms Collection is a letter from Oliver Winchester to R.S. Lawrence in 1871. Oliver Winchester asked to… Read More
BOOK NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “Plains Indian Buffalo Cultures: Art from the Paul Dyck Collection” by Emma I. Hansen. Emma I. Hansen will sign copies… Read More
It’s a weird story not often told at museums since it’s against the rules. But at the Whitney Western Museum of Art there’s… Read More
George Custer is most famous for the battle he did not survive: The Battle of the Little Bighorn. Popularly known as “Custer’s Last Stand,” it… Read More
When a museum receives a mass donation of artifacts, it’s up to the museum staff to document every single object. And this is what happened… Read More