What are your plans this summer? School is out and we are planning some fun new workshops for the summer! However, we had to modify our summer workshop offerings because of health and safety concerns. Below is a current list of online workshops and outdoor summer activities. Come join is for some fun! Register online […]
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.
THE 20 GREATEST WESTERNS EVER MADE Our staff, trustees, advisors, and volunteers ranked a list of more than 85 western films from 1930 onward. Here’s our best 20 of the bunch. How did you rank these films?Each film was ranked on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best. The film with […]
Looking for a fun and relaxing activity to pass the time at home? Our Cody Firearms Museum has created a coloring book! It features objects from the museum’s collection, including not only firearms, but posters, a wrench, and an ammunition box. Click on the button to download the coloring book, print at home, and enjoy!
Museum curators are expected to have an in-depth knowledge of everything in the collections. “We try to put on a very good appearance of that when we give tours,” said Danny Michael, the assistant curator of the Cody Firearms Museum. “But it’s not always the case.” Michael said there’s a Brown Bess Musket in the […]
A note from Executive Director Peter Seibert So, what does constitute the difference between a Western American and an Eastern American? Beyond obvious points of geography, I think there are some deeper cultural values that define the two regions. The historian David Hackett Fischer, whose book Albion’s Seed is probably one of the greatest national […]
All activities, resources, and programs are correlated to standards across the content curriculum for Wyoming, Montana, and National standards. They are also inquiry and skill based. Teacher and Student Resource Webpage Many of the resources listed below can also be found on our Teacher Resource webpage. BRAND NEW! Interactive 360 Online Adventure Come explore the alpine habitat of the […]