“We're honored to receive the True West award,” says the Center’s Executive Director, Bruce Eldredge. “It speaks volumes to our collective efforts to celebrate the Spirit of the American West—past, present, and future. I commend our staff, our trustees and advisors, and our volunteers who make the West come alive each day for our visitors, on site and online.”
For nearly a dozen years, True West has recognized the best western museums and best western art museums in America for their dedication to keeping the Old West alive in our communities and nation.
“The Center of the West’s dedication to excellence, and their mission of preserving and interpreting our great western heritage for all generations, is inspiring,” adds True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell. “They truly keep the Old West alive.”
True West also tapped the Center’s Whitney Western Art Museum in its list of the best western museums, naming it #4 in the 2015 Top Western Art Museums. According to True West, they chose the Whitney “because of their superior exhibitions and ability to reach all generations through their creativity in interpreting the West while fulfilling their institution’s mission.”
Western Writers of America Spur Award-winning writer Johnny D. Boggs and the editors of True West picked the winners for this annual award based on the extraordinary efforts of the museums over the past year to create and host new temporary exhibits, as well as maintain dynamic permanent exhibitions.
Now in its 62nd year, True West magazine presents the true stories of Old West adventure, history, culture, and preservation. For more information, visit twmag.com.
About Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center, and affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently operating its winter schedule, open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Sunday.