A new exhibition exploring the myths and realities of the Wild West.
Native American and Western artefacts are on display from Calderdale Museums, Leeds City Museums and various private collections, alongside souvenirs from the world famous 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show', which visited Halifax on the 8th October 1903.
January 2017 sees the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill's death. Born William F. Cody, the legendary 'Buffalo Bill' almost single-handedly created the image of the ‘Wild West’, which endures to this day- with cowboys and Indians, covered wagons and stagecoaches.
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WILD WEST TALKS:
- Saturday 11 February at 2pm, John Spencer, curator of the exhibition talked about Buffalo Bill, Hero of the Wild West.
- Saturday 25th February at 2pm, Andy Bradley and Clare and Mick Johnson of the 'Trailblazers' Western Group shared what life was like on the frontier.
- Saturday 11 March at 2pm, Jon Medcalf - Where the legend ends and the dust begins- The Western Film
- Saturday 25 March at 2pm, Mark Sykes - Native Americans
Talks are free but please click on the talk above or phone 01422 352334 during Museum opening hours to book a place.
MOCCASIN MAKING WORKSHOP - Learn how to make a pair of leather moccasins. £40 per person including materials, tools and refreshments. To register interest or more information please email email@example.com