Eldredge Retiring After 10 Years at BBCW
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 25, 2018
A gathering Monday at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West will usher out an era, and usher in a new one.
With Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Executive Director Bruce Eldredge’s retirement rapidly approaching, the Center invites Cody area residents to a reception honoring Eldredge and his wife, Jan. Individuals are invited to stop by between 4 and 6 p.m. on Monday, October 29th, to wish the couple well.
Taking the Center’s reins in 2008, Eldredge directed the opening of a revamped Whitney Western Art Museum in 2009 and a reinterpreted Buffalo Bill Museum in 2012. The Center underwent a complete re-branding in 2013, when the organization changed its 50-year-old name to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. In 2016, Eldredge oversaw the addition of the Kuyper Dining Pavilion to better accommodate groups, events, and meetings, and launched a successful $50 million capital campaign.
At the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in September, Eldredge told KODI News that the move is bittersweet, pointing out that in the past ten years he and his wife have enjoyed their time in the community. And he says that because of the close ties they have made here, they will certainly be back to visit.
The Eldredges will be moving to the Seattle area next month to be closer to family. New CEO Peter Seibert takes the helm at the Center of the West beginning in late November.