The Dyck Collection Debuts at Buffalo Bill Center of The West
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The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, a newly-opened gallery within the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of The West, debuted to the public on June 15th and is a treasure trove of history. Paul Dyck was an artist who collected Plains Indian artifacts, continuing a collection of items first started by his father in 1886. This private collection includes pieces from the "Buffalo Culture" period of the late 1700s through the pre-1890s, making this a significant historical exhibit.
We were able to get a sneak peek at the Dyck Collection two days before it opened to the public, and it was a pleasure speaking to the curators who have worked so long to bring this exhibit to life. After spending years knee-deep in boxes, carefully organizing this astonishing one-man collection, they could hardly believe that it was now open to the public. Because of the number of items in the collection, the museum will be working to add new items to their public displays and arrange for traveling exhibitions also.
If you’re heading to the Plains Indian Museum, don’t miss the new Dyck Collection and all it has to offer.