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The Buffalo Bill Nobody Knows

Monday, August 26, 2024

The Buffalo Bill Nobody Knows

Galloping Gourmet

William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody was a hunter, frontiersman, Pony Express rider, and showman. But gourmet? Yep, Cody was as comfortable eating at Delmonico’s in New York City as dining on wild game around a campfire.

He dined with kings, queens, princes and presidents as well men like Thomas Edison, Oscar Wilde, and James McNeill Whistler. He was even an innovator, opening the first Mexican restaurant east of the Mississippi in New York City, introducing popcorn to the European continent, and promoting American cocktails to England. These and other topics will be the subject of this lively presentation.

Steve Friesen has published numerous articles about American history and is currently a contributing editor for True West magazine. He received his master’s degree from the Cooperstown Museum Program in 1976 and has worked in museums for over 40 years. This included serving as superintendent of museums for the City of Greeley and director of the Molly Brown House. He retired in 2017 after serving as director of Denver’s Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave for 22 years. He is the author of four books: A Modest Mennonite Home; Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary; Lakota Performers in Europe; and Galloping Gourmet: Eating and Drinking with Buffalo Bill.

This presentation at the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum is based upon Friesen’s latest book Galloping Gourmet: Eating and Drinking with Buffalo Bill, which came out on December 1, 2023.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday, August 26

WHERE: Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, 100 Fort Street, Buffalo WY 82834

The Buffalo Bill Nobody Knows