Buffalo Bill Cody program Saturday
Humanties Iowa Presenter Roy R. Behrens will be sharing the adventures of “Buffalo Bill” Saturday at Mulberry Center Church, 220 Ohio St., at 1 p.m. The event is free to the public. Behrens has been giving talks about Cody for almost 15 years.
During “Remembering Iowa’s Buffalo Bill: Never Missed and He Never Will” attendees will hear about the heroic and tragic parts of Cody’s life. Cody played a role in the extinction of the American Bison, he himself is said to have shot nearly 3000 buffalo in eight months. Cody was also well-known for his later support of Native Americans and friendship with them. Cody’s most notable friendship, Sitting Bull. Cody was also linked to Annie Oakley and Wild Bill Hickok.
The free presentation will include projected vintage photographs, film clips, and animated graphics.
“My talk is fast-paced, so no one will be able to take a nap. I also use a lot of vintage photographs, and I point out some surprising connections,” said Behrens. “For example, people may not realize that Buffalo Bill actually performed with his Wild West show in Webster City on two occasions.”
Behrens is a Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar at the University of Northern Iowa. Behrens has taught graphic design and design history for nearly 45 years at colleges and universities across the United States.