Firearms Museum Renovation Coming Soon
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 25, 2017
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West has announced that its Cody Firearms Museum is about to undergo a full-scale renovation.
When complete, the renovated museum will exhibit more firearms than currently on display and feature a more interpretive experience for all museum visitors, according to curator Ashley Hlebinsky. She calls the new design “stunning,” and promises that the renovation will engage and educate everyone from the firearms novice to collectors and researchers.
Hlebinsky explains that the CFM renovation is set to display thousands of firearms, interpreting more than 700 years of history. When complete, the new galleries include the evolution of the firearm, military history, western history, modern shooting sports, and embellished arms. The front of the museum will be dedicated to an orientation experience for people unfamiliar or newer to firearms. There, they can learn basic principles, including safety.
Throughout the museum, several educational simulators will be available to enhance the visitor experience. And for collectors and enthusiasts, the museum design features technical and comprehensive displays of firearms, not only arranged historically, but also by manufacturer.