Tag Archives: museums

Iowa history is at risk

5 Mar

Here is a call from historian Tyler Priest of the University of Iowa that, if accurate, is alarming. See what you think: Iowa history is at risk

The World War I Centennial Continues …

19 Jan

A new video overview of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City:

The New Jim Crow Museum

20 Nov

Find a fascinating video explaining and illustrating “Jim Crow” through the Jim Crow Museum at History News Network: History News Network | Video of the Week: The New Jim Crow Museum

Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill are not the same person

12 Dec

As followers of this blog know, I dubbed myself Buffalo Doug after spending a sabbatical year at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (BBCW).

Others do not confuse me with Buffalo Bill. (True, I may often be confused, or confusing, but those are separate issues …)

However, Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill do get confused. (In the photo at left, who is which?)

Deb Adams of the BBCW explains the difference between the two, and how they did actually know each other: Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill – Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

John Mix Stanley and Art of the U.S. West

12 Nov

John Mix Stanley is not a name as well known as George Catlin, Thomas Moran, or Albert Bierstadt so far as painting the American West goes. This is largely because so much of his work was lost in an 1865 fire at the Smithsonian Institution.

As Nancy McClure explains, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West has acquired an 1855 painting by Stanley: Untitled Teton Valley Scene. The painting should help draw more attention to this neglected 19th-century artist.

Buffalo Bill Center of the West acquires John Mix Stanley painting.

A 3D Tour of Picasso’s Guernica

28 Oct

Lena Gieseke has created a 3-D tour of Pablo Picasso’s famous 1937 painting Guernica. The painting is not only a statement about the Spanish Civil War, but about the effects of war in general.



A 3D Tour of Picasso’s Guernica | Open Culture.

“Hidalgo” and the search for Frank Hopkins

28 Sep

For those who may remember the film Hidalgo and wonder about its historicity, here’s an “old” article by Juti Winchester of the Buffalo Bill Center on that topic: Points West Online: “Hidalgo” and the search for Frank Hopkins.

Exploring the Past

Reading, Thinking, and Blogging about History

Enough Light

"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't." - Blaise Pascal

Lenten Lamentations

Preparing to Participate in God's Mosaic Kingdom

The Text Message

Discoveries from processing and reference archivists on the job

john pavlovitz

Stuff That Needs To Be Said

Wirelesshogan: Reflections from the Hogan

"History is the record of our loves in all their magnificent and ignoble forms." Eugene McCarraher

The Way of Improvement Leads Home

"History is the record of our loves in all their magnificent and ignoble forms." Eugene McCarraher

the way of improvement leads home

reflections at the intersection of American history, religion, politics, and academic life

The Pietist Schoolman

The website and blog of historian Chris Gehrz

Native News Online

American Indian News

Reformed Journal: The Twelve

Reformed. Done Daily.


by Alex Scarfe


Thoughtful Conversation about the American West

Northwest History

"History is the record of our loves in all their magnificent and ignoble forms." Eugene McCarraher

%d bloggers like this: