After nine-and-a-half years as part of the Center of the West family, Cody Firearms Museum Curator Ashley Hlebinsky is moving on to pursue new career opportunities, help other museums across the country with their firearms collections, and (finally) live in the same state as her husband. While she’ll still serve us as a Curator Emerita and Senior Firearms Scholar, it’s […]
Cody Firearms Museum
The Cody Firearms Museum has one of the only three 1910 silencers that survived. It’s on the Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle. Silencers, also known as suppressors, were invented around 1902. Ashley Hlebinsky, the Cody Firearms curator, said they were invented for the enjoyment of target shooting since it reduced the sound. It didn’t […]
Coffee & Curators: Cody Firearms Museum Join us on Facebook Live for this program! Go to facebook.com/centerofthewest at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2 to do so. You don’t need to have a Facebook account to view the program. If you do, please ask questions in the comments for presenter Danny to answer. You can also send […]
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 […]
Note: This event is postponed. It will be rescheduled when possible. April 3 5–7 p.m. Join the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for a FREE event! Enjoy appetizers, a cash bar, live music, and an activity. The April event features our Cody Firearms Museum, Single Track Spirits, and the music of Lacy Nelson, who […]