The 18th Annual RSA Historical Seminar

This year, we will be holding the 18th Annual RSA Historical Seminar at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, about 50 miles east of Yel- lowstone National Park. It will
provide an excellent opportunity to visit the five historical mu- seums and Research Library at the Center plus a chance to drive through our first national park
– the magnificent Yellowstone National Park.

For those planning to fly to the seminar, Cody has a
small, but very nice, airport serviced by both United and Delta
Airlines. The airport is about 3
miles from town and rental cars
are available from Hertz, Avis,
Budget, Dollar and Thrifty at the
airport. You will want to rent a
car or carpool with someone if
you want to visit the local sites
or go to Yellowstone. We have
made arrangements to stay at
the Holiday Inn, 1701 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY 82414. We reserved a block of 30 rooms at the rate of $149 per night for 1 – 4 persons per room (the regular room rate is $168/night). The rate does not include the 8% room tax. The Holiday Inn phone number is (307) 587-5555. The rate is good for arrivals on Monday, Sept. 22nd through depar- tures on Saturday, Sept. 27th. The rate will be extended two days prior and three days after the seminar to accommo- date the travel needs of the attendees, pending availability at the time of the reservation. The hotel has free shuttle service from/to the airport.

  There are several other hotels in the area, however, the month of September is the busiest month for tourists in Cody and their rates will be relatively
high, so don’t delay in making your hotel reservations for the seminar.

The RSA registration fee for the seminar is $150 for each member, spouse or guest. This year, the seminar will be held over four days, rather than three. The registration fee will includes a five-day pass to the Buffalo Bill Center
of the West and all its museums and research library, the Reception Banquet on Tuesday evening in the lobby of the Center and a closing BBQ Banquet on Friday evening in the outside patio area of the Center (weather permitting). At- tendance will not be limited as to the number of members and guests who can register for the seminar. We expect this to be a very popular event and recommend that you register for the seminar and reserve your hotel room as soon as possible.

To register, send a check for $150 per person made out to
“RSA” and mail it to

Chip Kloos
RSA Seminar Coordinator
2 Lexington Ave.,
Branchburg, NJ 08853


If you have any questions about the seminar or would like further details, please feel free to call Chip at home: (908) 369-1260 or on his cell: (908) 963- 0883.

We recommend that you
arrive in Cody a day or two earlier
or plan to stay after the seminar to
take in the local attractions. We are
planning an informal trip to Yel-
lowstone National Park on Monday,
prior to Tuesday’s Reception. We will use our own cars and plan to have lunch in the Park (details to follow). There are several firearm manufacturers in the area including Wyoming Armory, makers of Schuetzen style target rifles and Model 1885 High Wall rifles and publisher of Black Powder Cartridge Magazine as well as the Best of the West, manufacturers of long-range precision rifles, optics and ammuni- tion, both in Cody. There are also several gun stores and pawn shops in Cody with a great variety of firearms and related items for sale as well as a very well appointed quilting and fabric shop (Friends & Co. Quilt Shop) for those so inclined.

A tentative activity schedule for the seminar will include:

  • Reception and Banquet Dinner at
    the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
  • There are five museums plus the
    McCracken Research Library. Each tour should take an hour, and in the course of two and one-half days, each group will cover all five museums.
  • RSA member displays will be set up in back area of the Coe Audito rium.
  • Numerous historical lectures on a variety of Remington-related top ics.
  • Visit the Wyoming Armory to see a demonstration of the case color ing process used by Steve Garbe
    in the manufacturer of single-shot rifles (Steve has also agreed to give us a presentation at our seminar on building Schuetzen rifles).
  • We are also invited to tour the facility of The Best of the West where they manufacturer long-
    range precision rifles, optics and ammunition. Closing BBQ dinner at the Center with RSA raffles and action.

If you are interested in attending the seminar, please don’t hesitate to register. There is no limit on the number of attendees but the availability of rooms at the Holiday Inn at the group rate is limited to 30 rooms and September is their busiest month. We expect this to be a very popular and well-attended seminar.

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