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Sunday February 25, 2018

Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration

FREE DAY - 10a.m. - 5 p.m.
Celebrate the birthday of one of America’s greatest legends, William “Buffalo Bill” Cody. In the grand tradition of parties, the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave will host the annual Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash on Sunday, February 25 with special activities from noon to 4 p.m. Sing Happy Birthday, eat cake, make crafts and maybe even learn a thing or two on this very festive FREE day.

Noon: Sing Happy Birthday and enjoy free cake and ice cream (while supplies last) at the Pahaska Tepee Gift Shop and Cafe.

Hands-on activities and special programs in the Museum from 12:30 - 4 p.m.

 

 


BUFFALO BILL AND LOUISA CODY PRESENT …

In this special series of public programs, historic interpreters Javan and Susan Ridge will present 20-minute educational presentations throughout the summer.  These outdoor performances will be free-of-charge, not requiring museum admission.

Sunday June 3, 2018

1 pm & 3 pm: Buffalo Bill on the Stage with Texas Jack

                       and Wild Bill Hickok

2 pm & 4 pm: Lulu describes Life with Buffalo Bill

 

Sunday June 10, 2018

1 pm & 3 pm: "Lucretia", the buffalo gun that made Cody a champion. Buffalo Bill will describe how his highly trained horse, his buffalo driving technique and his newly remanufactured Trap Door Springfield rifle provided the perfect solutions for the difficult task of buffalo hunting.

Bill will describe how the rifle was a great technological improvement over muzzle loading weapons and how it gave him an added advantage in the competition which gave him rights to the title "Buffalo Bill".

2 pm & 4 pm: My life with Buffalo Bill. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be married to a world-traveling celebrity? Lulu Cody discusses life with Buffalo Bill from a wife's point of view.

 

Sunday July 8, 2018

                  Programs and Schedule TBD

Sunday July 22, 2018

                  Programs and Schedule TBD

Sunday August 26, 2018

                  Programs and Schedule TBD

                 

Sunday September 2, 2018

                  Programs and Schedule TBD




MEET THE AUTHORS

Chat with Steve Friesen, former Museum Director and author of Lakota Performers in Europe: Their Culture and the Artifacts They Left Behind, and Joe Debrow, author of Pioneers of Promotion: How Press Agents for Buffalo Bill, P.T. Barnum, and the World's Columbian Exposition Created Modern Marketing

June 3, 2018; 2 p.m. -- 4 p.m.

About the books:


Lakota Performers in Europe: Their Culture and the Artifacts They Left Behind

From April to November 1935 in Belgium, fifteen Lakotas enacted their culture on a world stage. Wearing beaded moccasins and eagle-feather headdresses, they set up tepees, danced, and demonstrated marksmanship and horse taming for the twenty million visitors to the Brussels International Exposition, a grand event similar to a world’s fair. The performers then turned homeward, leaving behind 157 pieces of Lakota culture that they had used in the exposition, ranging from costumery to weaponry. In Lakota Performers in Europe, author Steve Friesen tells the story of these artifacts, forgotten until recently, and of the Lakota performers who used them.

Pioneers of Promotion: How Press Agents for Buffalo Bill, P.T. Barnum, and the World’s Columbian Exposition Created Modern Marketing

We are unquestionably living in an age of marketing and spin – but so much of it is very lightweight. Today it’s about “likes” and “followers” and “content marketing.” Burke and Hamilton and Handy didn’t have social media, or mass media, or even simple document copying technologies at their disposal. What their work reminds us is that strategic marketing – using proper insights, issue positioning, iconic imagery and persuasive language – is powerful, eternal, and does not rely on Tweets or TV.

 

 

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