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Talk: Bob Richard, History of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

The then-named Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1976. MS 89 Jack Richard Photograph Collection, McCracken Research Library. PN.89.73.13013.01

The History of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Center facade under construction, connecting the Whitney Western Art and new Buffalo Bill museums. MS 89 Jack Richard Photograph Collection, McCracken Research Library. P.89.3112.
Center facade under construction, connecting the Whitney Western Art and new Buffalo Bill museums. P.89.3112

A free talk by Bob Richard

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Noon–1 p.m.

Join us for the October presentation in our “Local Lore with Bob Richard” series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research Library.

Bob discusses the history of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, to which he and his family have long and strong ties.

With a wealth of knowledge about the Cody and Yellowstone National Park areas, Bob has a lifetime of stories to share with future generations. The “Local Lore with Bob Richard” series continues monthly throughout the year.

The talks in this series are gathered in this YouTube playlist.


Bob Richard
Bob Richard

About the speaker

A lifelong Wyoming resident, Richard’s varied experiences are pure West. He worked at guest ranches, guided horse and hunting trips, ranched, and for 37 years owned and operated Grub Steak Expeditions, personally touring thousands of visitors from around the world through Yellowstone and its ecosystem.

Educated at the Universities of Wyoming, Arizona, and California (Fresno), Richard has served as a teacher and school administrator, a decorated United States Marine Corps pilot in Vietnam, and, for 21 years, helped coordinate American Red Cross service and relief activities in the western United States.

Upcoming Local Lore talks

November 17: Sunlight / Crandall Country
December 15: Women in the Early Days and Other Old-Timers