Our Buffalo Bill Museum underwent a complete redesign and renovation in 2012. The reopened gallery includes original artifacts, hands-on activities, and multimedia presentations.
Man of the West, Man of the World: The Life and Legacy of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody
The 2012 reinstallation of the Buffalo Bill Museum—flagship of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West—offered an unparalleled opportunity to unmask the persona of Buffalo Bill and examine the life, times, and, above all, the essential humanity of William F. Cody, someone about whom so much, and yet so little, is known.
The museum reopened to the public in May 2012. Visitors to the “new” Buffalo Bill Museum learn about that iconic figure whose larger-than-life statue stands outside the building. More importantly, however, they now encounter someone who, it turns out, lived a life that just about everyone can relate to and identify with—one marked by triumphs, tragedies, struggles, adversities, and ambiguities. As they meet William F. Cody, a “Man of the West” who became a “Man of the World,” we hope our visitors also learn something about themselves.