The Museum of the American Bison will hold a celebration event in conjunction with National Bison Day featuring presentations, music, a scavenger hunt, kids activities, feather painting demonstration and a buffalo chili cook-off.
Events begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at 607 St. Joseph St. The museum, which opened May 1, is the second museum dedicated solely to the bison in the United States. For more information, call 791-3266.
Here is the National Bison Day schedule:
Saturday, Nov. 2
10 a.m.: “When Buffalo Attack: Myths and Truths About Coming Face to Face with a Buffalo,” Trudy Ecoffey, wildlife biologist
10:45 a.m.: “Capturing Bison in Their Natural Habitat,” buffalo video from Dan Licht of Pronghorn Productions
11:30 a.m.: “Behind the Scenes: The Buffalo at Custer State Park,” Chad Kremer, bison manager
Noon: buffalo chili cook-off
1:30 p.m.: “Restoring Buffalo in Indian Country,” Jim Stone, InterTribal Buffalo Council
2 p.m.: “100 Years of Buffalo in South Dakota Parks,” Tom Farell, Wind Cave National Park
2:45 p.m.: “Buffalo for the Broken Heart,” Dan O’Brien, author/bison rancher
4 p.m.: post-conference reception for speakers and guests