Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY. Because William F."Buffalo Bill" Cody is essential to the history of Cody, WY, an entire hall is devoted to his life and accomplishments. In his early life Cody gained notoriety as a scout and guide. During this period he also picked up his nickname of "Buffalo Bill" after the American Civil War when he had a contract to supply Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with buffalo meat.
|Costume from the Wild West Show|
Arta Cody (1866-1904)
Kit Carson Cody (1870-1876)
Orra Maude Cody (1872-1883)
Irma Louisa Cody Garlow (1883-1918)
Kit died of scarlet fever in April 1876, and his daughter Orra died in 1883. Buffalo Bill was very fond of his youngest child, Irma, and eventually built and named the Irma Hotel in Cody, WY after her in 1902. The Irma Hotel is still very active today.
Before the museum I will admit that I knew very little about William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Afterwards, I've decided that I'd like to do some more research and learn more. He seemed to have been a very interesting character. Quite a promoter!
There are many cases displaying the beautiful bead and feather work done by many of these tribes.
We took a little break from looking at static displays and attended one of the Center's educational programs given daily. This one was called Relaxing with Raptors. Two handlers led an informal discussion about
The final portion of the museum is called the Whitney Western Art Museum. Contained within it are bronzes,
Trust me, I have only scratched the surface of what's held in the museum's collection. I would advise anyone who would like to visit the museum to allow at least 2 days. For someone interested in the fact and folklore of the West, this is the place to come!
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!