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Online Collections of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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

The iconic beaded trucker hat

NA.202.394 - Beaded hat. Seth's favorite!

Online Collections contains objects (many on display, some in storage at the moment) from each museum. For some objects our records have a lot of data, for others we don't. Do you know something more about an object, 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

  • 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 to specify keywords for Makers, Descriptions, Uses, Subjects, and/or Names.
  • Use Google Custom Search to search our Online Collections site

Creating a Virtual Exhibit

  • Search for objects you want to include in your exhibit
  • Hover over a thumbnail and click on the + sign to add an object
  • Or click a thumbnail to view the full record and then click the "Add to Exhibit" button
  • You'll need to Log in or Create account to save your exhibit. Registration is fast and free.
  • Click on My Exhibit in the top menu to add object labels, a headline, and a description
  • Click the Save exhibit button
  • Check your e-mail for a "Your Virtual Exhibit is on display!" message with links for viewing and editing your exhibit

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