Online Collections of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Welcome to our Online Collections! The Center's museums care for thousands of objects—from the common-place to the extraordinary.

The iconic beaded trucker hat

In Online Collections, you'll find objects from each museum, many on display but some currently in storage. For some we have a lot of information, for others we don't. Do you know something about an object that we don't, or have a story to share? Please comment or ask questions!

Explore, search, even create your own Virtual Exhibit, and view those made by others.

Searching the Collection

  • Click on New Search
  • Use the Search the Collection box for keywords
  • Search all museums or narrow your search with the museum checkboxes.
  • You can search for what's On Display too.
  • Use Advanced Search for more control.
  • Use Site Search to search our Online Collections site using Google.

Creating a Virtual Exhibit

  • Search for what you want in your exhibit.
  • Hover over a thumbnail and click on the + sign that appears to add the object to our exhibit.
  • Or click a thumbnail to view the full record and then click "Add to Virtual Exhibit."
  • Click on My Exhibit to give it a title and description, and fill in the Final details.
  • Click Save exhibit.
  • Check your e-mail for a "Thanks for curating a Virtual Exhibit" message with an edit code to keep—in case you want to edit later!

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