Ashley Hlebinsky

Curator, Buffalo Bill Center of the West  

Ashley Hlebinsky is the Robert W. Woodruff Curator in charge of the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. As Curator, Hlebinsky oversees 7,000 firearms dating back to the 1200s; she is currently the Project Director on the first full-scale renovation of the museum, set to reopen July 6, 2019. In addition to her duties at the museum, Hlebinsky is President of The Gun Code, LLC, a consulting business through which she serves as a museum advisor, expert witness on both civil and criminal cases, freelance writer, certified firearms instructor, international lecturer, on-camera historian and television producer. Hlebinsky recently founded the first association in the United States to promote the academic study of firearms history and material culture. Currently, Hlebinsky is Co-Curating an exhibition on embellished sporting arms from Europe for the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences. You can regularly see Hlebinsky on the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, Outdoor Channel’s Gun Stories with Joe Mantegna, and most recently as Co-Host of the new Discovery channel series, Master of Arms.