Buffalo Bill Center of the West Book Signing Postponed

Buffalo Bill Center of the West Reading and Book Signing Postponed

Written by on June 24, 2022

A scheduled reading and book signing event at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, set for June 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., has been postponed. The event, a reading of The History of Cody’s Volunteer Fire Departments by Park County Fire Protection District #2, was to feature special guest Alan K. Simpson, a former firefighter, and retired U.S. Senator.

First fire truck, 1922, Cody Volunteer Fire Departments, courtesy of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

The free presentation was originally scheduled in the Coe Auditorium with a book signing at Points West Market.

Park County Firefighter’s Administrator Jerry Parker says the event has been postponed due to “COVID concerns.”

“You know, we’re just going on what we were told – the museum had concerns – the event would have been in the Coe Theater, and we had concerns getting that many people in the theater,” Parker explains.

According to the book’s website: “Created in 1902 with a donation from William F. “Buffalo Bill Cody,” the Cody Volunteer Fire Department began with a hose cart that men—and sometimes horses—pulled to a fire. Today, 60 dedicated volunteers and state-of-the-art fire engines are ready to respond to emergency calls covering a 3,200 square mile. Take a journey into the incredible history of Cody’s Volunteer Fire Departments and honor those who have given their time, dedication, and grit to keeping the citizens of Park County, Wyoming, safe.”

The event, currently, has not been rescheduled, but this story will be updated once new information about time, place, and location becomes available for the reading and book signing.

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