201 S 7th St.
– Western history author and lecturer Jeff Barnes brings the life and legend of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody in Nebraska to Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in Fort Calhoun for a presentation on Sunday, February 2, 1 p.m.
“Buffalo Bill’s Nebraska” covers Cody’s arrival in Nebraska as an army scout and follows him through his career as a hunting guide, rancher, performer, senator, colonel, and showman while on his way to becoming the most famous person in the world.
“No one personified the West – nor personified America in Europe – like Buffalo Bill Cody,” said Barnes, author of The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill. “He spent an incredible quarter-century in Nebraska, transforming himself from a somewhat-obscure scout to the world’s first superstar. He did that all from Nebraska, which is truly a story in itself.”
The 45-minute presentation includes rarely seen images and seldom-heard stories of Cody, with the opportunity for questions afterward. Barnes’s book also will be available for sale at the lecture; published by Stackpole Books, The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill is the first comprehensive travel guide to Cody’s activities on the Great Plains, including his homes, forts, battlefields, and related sites. It includes the history of Cody and the sites, historic and contemporary images, maps, and useful travel information.
Park entry permit required.