I've been fortunate enough to visit museums all over the world--Beretta's museum in Italy; England's National Armouries Museum in Leeds; the Buffalo Bill Museum
in Cody, Wyoming; the Springfield Armory Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts (housing one-of-a-kind military arms dating back to the Revolutionary War); the NRA's National Firearms; Museum.
With images of art and memorabilia from the Buffalo Bill Museum
and Grave collection in Golden, Colorado, the museum's director offers his perspectives on the life and legacy of William F.
Nearby in the Buffalo Bill Museum
rests what remains of Bill Cody's favorite rifle he named Lucretia Borgia because of its lethality.
These fascinating relics and much more are on show in Heroes and Villains of the Old West, a rare assemblage of artifacts from public and private collections at the Buffalo Bill Museum
and Grave in Golden, Colorado.
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center was opened in 1979 and now draws 250,000 visitors a year to its Buffalo Bill Museum
, Cody Firearms Museum, Plains Indian Museum, Whitney Gallery of Western Art and McCracken Research Library Soon there will be one more, the Draper Museum of Natural History, now under construction.
Another fine trailer warbonnet, now in the collections of the Buffalo Bill Museum
and Grave at Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado , has more substantive documentation linked with Iron Tail, having belonged to the Sioux chief during the period he spent working for Cody's Wild West Show in the early years of the twentieth century.
Buffalo Bill Museum
& Grave, 9-4 Tue-Sun; $3, $2 ages 65 and over, $1 ages 6-15.