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Virtual Lunchtime Expedition – Yellowstone Amphibians

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The Amphibians of Yellowstone Dr. Charles R. Peterson speaks about Yellowstone amphibians at the June Lunchtime Expedition. We invite you to join us for this lecture via Zoom Webinar! Note that it will start right at noon. When: Jun 4, 2020 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Topic: Draper Museum Lunchtime Expedition: The Amphibians […]

Canceled: Lunchtime Expedition: Grizzly Recovery

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Note: this presentation has been canceled Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Recovery: the Resilience of an Iconic Population By Frank T. van Manen, PhD Our July 2 Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition has been canceled. We hope to host Dr. van Manen for a future presentation.Dr. Frank T. van Manen, Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist with the […]

Talk: Bob Richard, Yellowstone Horse Ranger

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Memoir of a 1950s Yellowstone Horse Ranger Book cover A talk & book signing by Bob Richard If you missed this program, click here for the video. Thursday, August 5, 2021 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the first event in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks and book signings. At noon […]

Talk: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Revisited

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The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Revisited: Law, Science, and the Pursuit of Ecosystem Management in an Iconic Landscape By Bob Keiter, J.D. September 2, 2021 12:15 p.m. Join us in-person in our Coe Auditorium, or virtually via Zoom webinar for a free, Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition by Bob Keiter. If you are joining us virtually, […]

Talk: Bob Richard, Frost & Richard Camping Co.

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Frost & Richard Camping Co. — Journey to Yellowstone Book cover A talk & book signing by Bob Richard If you missed this program, click here for the video. Thursday, September 9, 2021 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the second event in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks. At noon on […]

Talk: Bob Richard, Ranching in the Wapiti Valley

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Ranching for 75 Years in the Wapiti Valley A talk by Bob Richard Thursday, October 21, 2021 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the third event in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research Library. At noon on October 21, Bob shares stories and photographs about the past […]

Lecture: The History of Mining Wyoming’s Absaroka Mountains

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Hope and Hard Luck: The History of Mining Wyoming's Absaroka Mountains By Brian Beauvais November 4, 2021 Noon Join us for our November Lunchtime Expedition, Hope and Hard Luck: The History of Mining Wyoming's Absaroka Mountains by Brian Beauvais, Curator of the Park County Archives in Cody, Wyoming. The in-person talk takes place in the Center's […]

Talk: Bob Richard, History of the Hoodoo Ranch

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The History of the Hoodoo Ranch, from the beginning to today The Hoodoo Ranch A talk by Bob Richard Thursday, November 18, 2021 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the fourth and final event in this fall's "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research Library. At noon on November […]

Presentation: Growing the Draper Museum Raptor Experience

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10 Years of Bird Poop and Other Stuff: Growing the Draper Museum Raptor Experience By Melissa Hill and Brandon Lewis December 2, 2021 Join us for our December Lunchtime Expedition, 10 Years of Bird Poop and Other Stuff: Growing the Draper Museum Raptor Experience, presented by our own "raptor wranglers" Melissa Hill and Brandon Lewis. […]

Talk: Bob Richard presents Mack Frost

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Heart Mountain, north of Cody, late Nov. 1975. Agfachrome CT-18, ASA 50 slide film. Photo by Mack Frost. The Best of Mack Frost Bob Richard welcomes Mack, who shares his own best photos Thursday, January 20, 2022 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the first event in this year's "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of […]

Talk: Human access at grizzly bear moth feeding sites

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Human access at grizzly bear moth feeding sites on the Shoshone National Forest By Andrew Pils February 3, 2022 Free Join us for our February Lunchtime Expedition, Human access at grizzly bear moth feeding sites on the Shoshone National Forest, presented by Wildlife Biologist Andrew (Andy) Pils. The in-person talk takes place in the Center's […]

Talk: Bob Richard, History of Husky Oil

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The History of the Husky Oil Company of Cody, Wyoming A free talk by Bob Richard Husky Oil founder Glenn Nielson, 1954. PN.89.05.978.01 Thursday, February 17, 2022 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the February presentation in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research Library. At noon on […]

Talk: Wildlife Wastelands of Wyoming

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The Wildlife Wastelands of Wyoming: Renowned African Hunter Frederick Courteney Selous’s Mediocre Safari through the Absaroka Mountains By Jeremy Johnston March 5, 2022Free Join us for our March Lunchtime Expedition, The Wildlife Wastelands of Wyoming: Renowned African Hunter Frederick Courteney Selous’ Mediocre Safari through the Absaroka Mountains, presented by Buffalo Bill Museum Curator Jeremy Johnston. […]

Talk: Bob Richard, Early Day Photographs by Ned Frost

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Ned Frost on the left with his horse and dogs; his father Mahlon Frost walking down the meadow with a magnificent elk trophy over his shoulders, and 8 by 7 elk rack. Ned Frost: Early Day Photographs of Yellowstone Country A free talk by Bob Richard Thursday, March 17, 2022 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for […]

Talk: Bob Richard, Last Float of the Bighorn Canyon

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Jack Richard's Last Float of the Bighorn Canyon before the Dam Big Horn Canyon, August 1962. MS 89 Jack Richard Photograph Collection. PN.89.32.5151.12b A free talk by Bob Richard Thursday, April 21, 2022 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the April presentation in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks hosted by our […]

Talk: Recovery of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

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The Biology, Science, and Management Behind the Remarkable Recovery of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear By Frank T. van Manen May 5, 2022Free Join us for our May Lunchtime Expedition, The Biology, Science, and Management Behind the Remarkable Recovery of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear, presented by Frank T. van Manen. The in-person talk takes place in […]

Talk: Bob Richard, Where is Buffalo Bill Buried?

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Where is Buffalo Bill Buried? A free talk by Bob Richard with Margie and Mike Johnson Thursday, May 12, 2022 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the May presentation in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research Library—please note that this one is on the second, rather than […]

Talk: The Case for a Long-Lived and Robust Yellowstone Hotspot

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The Case for a Long-Lived and Robust Yellowstone Hotspot By Victor E. Camp and Ray E. Wells June 2, 2022Free Join us for our June Lunchtime Expedition, The Case for a Long-Lived and Robust Yellowstone Hotspot, presented by Victor E. Camp and Ray E. Wells. The in-person talk takes place in the Center's Coe Auditorium, […]

Talk: Bob Richard, Photographic Tour of Yellowstone with Aubrey Haines

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A Photographic Tour of Yellowstone with Aubrey Haines A free talk by Bob Richard with John Lounsbury Thursday, June 9, 2022 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the June presentation in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research Library—please note that this one is on the second, rather […]

Talk & Book Signing: Race and the Wild West

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Race and the Wild West By Laura J. Arata Free talk, followed by book signing Friday, June 10, 2022 Noon–2 p.m. Join us for a lecture by award-winning author Laura J. Arata, who discusses her book Race and the Wild West at noon on June 10 in the Coe Auditorium. She signs copies of the […]

Postponed Reading & book signing: History of Cody’s Fire Departments

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This event has been postponed We apologize for any inconvenience; it will be rescheduled later in the season. Please note that the book is still available in the Center's Points West Market. The History of Cody's Volunteer Fire Departments Originally scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2022 We will update this page as soon as a […]

Talk: Can behavior help species cope with a changing climate?

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Can Behavior Help Species Cope with a Changing Climate? By Embere Hall July 7, 2022Free Join us for our July Lunchtime Expedition, Can behavior help species cope with a changing climate?, presented by Embere Hall, PhD. The in-person talk takes place in the Center's Coe Auditorium, with a virtual option available. If you prefer to […]

Talk: Bob Richard, Cody to Yellowstone, 150 Years

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Cody to Yellowstone: 150 Years A free talk by Bob Richard Thursday, July 21, 2022 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the July presentation in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research Library. Bob presents a talk looking from Cody to Yellowstone over the past 150 years. In […]

Talk & Book Signing: American Dude Ranch

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American Dude Ranch: A Touch of the Cowboy and the Thrill of the West American Dude Ranch by Lynn Downey By Lynn Downey Free talk, followed by book signing Saturday, July 23, 2022 Noon–2 p.m. Join us for a lecture by award-winning author Lynn Downey, who discusses her latest book, American Dude Ranch, from noon–1 […]

Talk: Land Rematriation with Buffalo Restoration is Reconciliation

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By Jason Baldes August 4, 2022 Free Join us for our August Lunchtime Expedition, Land Rematriation with Buffalo Restoration is Reconciliation, presented by Jason Baldes. The in-person talk takes place in the Center's Coe Auditorium, with a virtual option available. If you prefer to join us online, you may register in advance via Zoom webinar: […]

Talk: Bob Richard, The Road to Yellowstone

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The Most Scenic 72 Miles: The Road to Yellowstone Fishing Bear Rock, 38.1 miles from Cody, from Bob's book "Cody to Yellowstone." A free talk by Bob Richard Thursday, August 18, 2022 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the August presentation in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks hosted by our McCracken […]

Talk: Bats and Bones – What’s New at the Draper Natural History Museum?

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Articulated skeletons of a grizzly bear and a mountain lion By Corey Anco September 1, 2022 Free Join us for our September Lunchtime Expedition, Bats and Bones - What's new at the Draper Natural History Museum?, presented by the Draper's Interim Curator, Corey Anco. The in-person talk takes place in the Center's Coe Auditorium, with […]

Talk: Bob Richard, Heart Mountain Internment Camp Story

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The Story of the Heart Mountain Internment Camp A free talk by Bob Richard Thursday, September 15, 2022 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the September presentation in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks hosted by the McCracken Research Library. Bob relates the story of the Heart Mountain Internment Camp between Cody […]