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Palace Theatre program to feature 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West'


Wed, Jul 13th 2022 12:35 pm

“Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” and his Western New York connections will be the subject of the Niagara County Historical Society’s program at the Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport. The event is set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, at 2 East Ave. It is free and open to the public.

Melissa Dunlap will tell of the experiences her great-grandfather, Edward Thorn, had working for “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” over a 15-year period. She will also highlight the history of William F. Cody himself.

A press release noted, “There were other employees of the show who lived in Niagara and Erie counties. This popular ‘Wild West’ show promoted the western culture and some of the myths that persist in an interesting and exciting format. It was Thorn’s collection from his years in show business that sparked Dunlap’s interest in history at an early age.”

Dunlap is the executive director of the Niagara County Historical Society.

For more information, call 716-434-7433.

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