Western Kansas Discoveries Display

On Display
December, 2022

New display features a poster of the Fossils of Kansas by the Kansas Geological Survey/The University of Kansas.  Our display showcases quartz and calcite rocks along with wood fossil and oyster shell fossil specimens all found in Kansas and collected by Chuck Bonner and Barbara Shelton of the Keystone Gallery. 

The map of […]

Art Around Town

August 18, 2022
Downtown Oakley offers some great outdoor photo ops to remember your visit.  The Jamboree grocery store’s mural covers two walls and tells some of the history or our town and conveys the pioneering spirit of those who settled the plains in the 1800’s – depicted by the Plainsmen school mascot.  The Monument […]

Monument Station Display

April 19, 2022  
On Display

Here in Logan County, Kansas we tell the story of the “Legendary Hunt” that took place in the spring of 1868 between Bill Cody and Bill Comstock where William F. Cody thereafter became forever known as “Buffalo Bill”.  Our lobby features Buffalo Bill with our favorite bison – Fred. This is […]

2019 Giant Clam Shell Display

  Giant Clam Shell Fossil on loan from Keystone Gallery
This fossil was found, collected and prepared by Chuck Bonner, Keystone Gallery.   

Plateceramus (pla- tee-ser’-a-mus) clams are covered with small fossil oysters, ostrea congesta. Since the ancient inland sea was silt covered, the oysters used the large clams as a stable attachment surface.

This beautiful clam […]

On Permanent Display

Permanent Displays
Sheridan, End of the Track – Lobby Display
Oil by artist Chuck Bonner, Keystone Gallery.  Read the story about the 1868 “wickedest town in the west”: Sheridan-Lawless City of the Plains (from the Kansas Territorial magazine).  Listen to the Story “Hidden History – The Ghost Town of Sheridan Kansas 1868”.     
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West […]

Annie Oakley Comes to Life at the BBCC on July 26th

July 26, 2016 

Tuesday, July 26th   5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Buffalo Bill Cultural Center / 3083 US Hwy 83 / Oakley, Kansas
We are excited to host  author and Interactive Public Speaker, Charlotte Endorf as she presents Annie Oakley -“Always On Target”.  Her presentation will include a book signing of her newly released piece. The […]

Oakley Corn Maze is Open!

September 2015


Our first corn maze is completed and ready for you, your family, school group or community club to take to the paths. Landowners Gary and Raelene Keller planted the corn for the maze at the site of the […]

April 2015 – Hometown Teams – Oakley Shucks!

April 2015
Hometown Teams Partner Exhibit – Schedule of Events – March 27 – May 3, 2015
March 27 – May 3 – Exhibit – Kansas State Cornhusking; “Harvesting” the Spirit of Athletic Competition at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center.   Exhibit includes a photo collage of cornhusking contests of the past and present, a photo display […]

October 2014, Still Shuckin’ After All These Years

Shuckin’ back …. Did you know?

  Competitive cornhusking in the 1920’s and 30’s was a spectator sport drawing crowds of up to 100,000.
 The sport, often call the “Battle of the Bangboards” was dubbed the “fastest growing spectator sport in the world” by Time Magazine.
  Kansas joined Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska […]

Tribute to the Bison – Display 2014

January – March 2014 
Tribute to the Bison:                                                                    
Display features bison skull, teeth, horn caps and dried hide.
Informative panels tells a bit […]