Recently students and teachers from the St. Labre Museum Studies Class visited the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. The students spent time with museum staff examining objects and learning practical museum procedures. While at the Plains Indian Museum, these young women were able to create an exhibition case that can be viewed through Spring 2020. The museum staff was impressed by the interpretations of moccasins, dolls, and cradleboards the students displayed.
My favorite part was when Rebekah showed us how to preserve objects. I did not know they had to go through a whole process with specific materials.” – Mariah
“We got to see so many old artifacts, and they were all so beautiful. I felt very blessed to work with them. I will forever remember my trip to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.” – Grace
“I really enjoyed getting to go into the vaults and see all of the items that aren’t on display and how big the Plains Indian collection is. My favorite part about the museum trip was handling our objects and setting up our display case.” – Elyna
My favorite part of the trip was getting to see all the beadwork! It was so beautiful and fascinating, getting to compare the beadwork from the late 1800s to the early 2000s was such a great opportunity.” – Ariel