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A photograph taken in 1909 of Buffalo Jones, left Pawnee Bill and Buffalo Bill at The Buffalo Bill Museum in Le Claire, Iowa.

Kevin E. Schmidt

The public is invited to celebrate Buffalo Bill’s birthday noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Buffalo Bill Museum, LeClaire. Admission is free.

"Buffalo Bill" Cody was born Feb. 26, 1846, in Scott County. He was a Pony Express rider and a Civil War hero before starring in his own Wild West Show.

Visitors also can visit the other exhibits at the museum such as the Lone Star, a wooden-hull steam-powered paddle wheel, Native American artifacts and exhibits featuring 1900s women's fashion, life on Mississippi, riverboat pilots and more.

Buffalo Bill himself (impersonator, John Giovanazzi) will be on hand. Birthday refreshments and live music will be featured.

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