Paul Fees earned his B.A. in history from Stanford University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University. He was curator and senior curator at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, from 1981 to 2001. Since then he has written and lectured about the American experience, especially in the West, and has consulted for the National Park Service, for museums in several states and in England, and for historical auctions in Colorado and Texas. He recently retired from the Cody Stampede Board after 21 years, two of them as President.
He is past president of the Wyoming Council for the Humanities and currently serves on the board of the American Indian Institute, where he was interim director.
Paul lives in Cody with his wife, Nancy, and has two children, Evelyn and Nelson. He also has a penchant for collecting basset hounds, including the lovely Adeline, pictured here.
His love of literacy has led him to collect more copies of Moby-Dick than any other resident of Park County.