Lectures and Films
Explore the American West through our lectures, presentations, and videos. Take a look at what’s coming up, and click a video to watch past programs.
World to Wyoming Lecture Series
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West co-hosts this free talk with the University of Wyoming’s Office of Engagement and Outreach as part of their annual “World to Wyoming” series.
- March 20, 7 p.m.: Critically acclaimed and internationally recognized journalist Mark Jenkins presents A Journey into the Ancient Namib Desert: Rock Paintings, a Vanished People, and Water Scarcity
Draper Natural History Museum Lectures
Lunchtime Expeditions Lectures
Our Lunchtime Expedition series runs from February through December, the first Thursday of the month. These free lectures explore a variety of natural history subjects and issues and take place in our Coe Auditorium at 12:15 p.m. Lunchtime Expeditions are supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch and the Nancy-Carroll Draper Foundation. We’re working on finalizing our schedule for 2019; here’s what’s confirmed so far, and we’ll post additions as we have them:
- February 7: Zach Hutchinson with Bird Banding in the Big Empty
- March 7: Andrew Rossi with It’s Not Child’s Play: Dinosaurs, Citizen Science, and the Experience Economy
- April 4: Ivy Merriot with A Timeless Star Circle: The Bighorn Medicine Wheel
- May 2: Leslie Patten with Ghostwalker: Exploring an Animal Living at the Edge of Human Awareness
- June 6:
- July 11: Robert B. Smith with Anatomy of Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin and Its Ties to the Yellowstone Magma Reservoir (Note the change to the second Thursday of the month)
- August 1: Mike Kochert with Fifty Years of Studying Golden Eagles: What Have We Learned?
- September 5: Jeremy Johnston with Theodore Roosevelt, the Unscrupulous Concessioner, and the Insane Adversary
- October 3: Doug Smith with Wolf Populations in Yellowstone National Park
- November 7:
- December 5:
Draper After Dark Lectures
This series, also generously supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch and the Nancy-Carroll Draper Foundation, takes place once a month (exact date depends on speaker) June through August at 5:15 p.m.
- August 22: Todd Surovell with The First People and Last Mammoths in Wyoming
Lectures on Film Archive
Are you interested in learning more about some of the subjects we delve into here at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West? Explore these playlists to view video of full-length lectures and presentations that have taken place here at the Center.