Coffee & Curators: McCracken Research Library Center of the West members, we invite you to join us for refreshments and a curator talk focused on our McCracken Research Library. Our Coffee & Curators series invites members to enjoy coffee, refreshments, and each other as one of our curators speaks about a topic inspired by the […]
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Originally featured in Points West magazine in Fall/Winter 2018 Design Drawing, Winchester Repeating Shotgun A quick glance through each of the Center’s five museums, and one is sure to agree that art is everywhere: masterworks in the Whitney Western Art Museum, colorful Wild West posters in the Buffalo Bill Museum, masterful taxidermy in the Draper […]
Charles G. Clarke was a pioneering Hollywood cinematographer, one of the first to film “talkies.” His real love, though, was history, especially that of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and his home state of California. A self-taught scholar, Clarke wrote what is still considered to be one of the seminal books on the Lewis and […]
During World War I, some Winchester Repeating Arms Company employees were eventually exempt from the draft because their skills were essential to the war effort. “There were a couple of gentlemen that worked for Winchester that actually designed weapons or ran machinery that were so difficult to run that they were deemed as being essential […]
Michael Wallis, historian and biographer of the American West, explores how the West of myth and the West of reality collided and became one in a free lecture at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Friday, June 14 at 4 p.m. The free talk, titled The Creation of the Wild West, is sponsored by […]
A behind the scenes look at the mystery solving process of identifying persons in historic photographs. In this case the mysterious photographer H.O.B.