Firearms Museum Celebrates Grand Re-Opening July 6
Written by wendycorr on June 25, 2019
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is about to unveil its most anticipated makeover in years.
The new Cody Firearms Museum will open its doors on July 6th, following an eight-month, $12 million-dollar renovation. The new installation interprets over 800 years of history with more than 10,000 artifacts in 40,000 square feet of space.
Ashley Hlebinsky is the curator for the Firearms Museum. She said the new installation is focused on allowing visitors to experience handling different kinds of firearms, through various simulators and other interactive exhibits.
Other attractions include a state-of-the-art documentary on the soldier, civilian, financial, and global costs of war, as well as a space for veterans and active military to share their stories and document their history.
The firearms museum’s Grand Opening takes place on July 6th, and is free to the public from 4–7 p.m. that day. The event features a historic fly-over by a World War II era C-47 plane, and celebrated former special forces paratrooper and double amputee Dana Bowmen will jump from the plane in honor of the occasion.