The Buffalo Bill Museum, 199 N. Front St., LeClaire, invites the public to a book launch and signing of a new children’s book, “Buffalo Bill and the Magic Amulet” by Jude B. Rennie and Timothy W. Ayers, from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday.
Books will be available for sale at the museum for $13. Admission to the event is free. For more information, visit www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com.
Children will participate in a scavenger hunt of items mentioned in the book that are located throughout the museum. Guests can visit the museum’s exhibits, such as the Lone Star, a wooden hull steam-powered paddle wheel, Native American artifacts and exhibits featuring 1900s-era ladies fashion, life on the Mississippi River, riverboat pilots, a 1939 Chris Craft speed boat and more.
“Buffalo Bill and the Magic Amulet” tells the story of Buffalo Bill Cody, who was born in LeClaire, told through the eyes of a time-traveling 12-year-old boy. Along with Cody, he rides the Pony Express, fights in the Civil War and becomes part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.