Groundbreaking held May 3rd for the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center
Miller Construction out of Goodland was awarded the contract to build the 8,000 sqare foot Buffalo Bill Cultural Center at the site of the twice life-sized Buffalo Bill bronze statue in Oakley. The center will provide tourist information for the entire region and have a 3,200 square foot event center that can host meetings and events of up to 350 people. The gift shop will showcase Kansas products and artists.
The groundbreaking was held May 3rd. The Wild West Historical Foundation board of directors was joined by the Oakley Ambassadors, city officials and a representative from the Kansas Department of Commerce. Buffalo Bill Bronze artists and sculptors Charlie and Pat Norton also joined the ceremony which was covered by three newpapers: The Hays Daily News, Colby Free Press and the Oakley Graphic. Below is an artist rendition of the new center planned to be open the first of November.