Center of the West Moves to Spring Hours; Celebrates Centennial
Written by Andrew-Rossi on February 23, 2017
A sure sign of coming warmer weather is when the Buffalo Bill Center of the West moves to its spring schedule.
On Wednesday, March 1, the Center of the West will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, through April. On May 1, summer hours of 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. begin.
The Center celebrates its Centennial throughout 2017—one hundred years since the death of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and the establishment of the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association, the parent organization of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
The Centennial edition of Buffalo Bill’s Birthday Bash will take place tomorrow, February 24, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and includes free admission to the Center of the West all day long. Bruce Eldredge, the Center’s Executive Director and CEO, says Cody’s family and friends formed the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association soon after his death on January 10, 1917, and to still be in operation today is, quote, “a testament to Buffalo Bill’s legacy—that love for, and commitment to, the Spirit of the American West.” Endquote
In addition to free admission, the popular Buffalo Bill Band will provide entertainment from 3 – 5 p.m. and printer Mike Parker will set up his printing press to create commemorative Centennial bookmarks for attendees.