Houston – October 19, 2012 – On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and the magnificent volunteers of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, we invite you to join us for our Soft Opening activities at the historic Houston Light Guard Armory located at 3816 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004, beginning on Thursday, November 8, 2012, through Sunday, November 11, 2012. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is the only museum of its kind to chronicle the African American military experience from 1770 to the present. The activities are as follows:
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Veterans Day: Calling All Veterans
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Live: Historical Re-enactments
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Salute to our Troops
1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Brief History and Mission Statement
The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in January 2001 by Vietnam veteran and African American military historian, Paul J. Matthews. Its mission is to educate, preserve, promote and perpetuate the history, tradition and outstanding contributions of the Buffalo Soldier and African American soldiers. It is the vision of BSNM that a feeling of pride and patriotism will be realized in everyone due to the gallant contributions of men and women across all cultures and ethnicities who have served in America’s Armed Forces.
BSNM is open to the public six days of the week (Monday through Saturday), conducting tours for the general public and area schools, in addition to providing education programming for middle to high school students. Among its many outreach programs, BSNM participates in parades, gives historical lectures, and sponsors a youth drill team. The museum is also an active participant in national veteran projects, such as the Veterans’ Registry Project.
As the only museum in the United States that is solely dedicated to preserving the legacy and honor of the African American soldier, BSNM provides a much needed venue to ensure the historical contribution of the Buffalo Soldier and African Americans in the nation’s great wars is not lost to the broad-based community. BSNM is a proud member of the Museum District of Houston and actively seeks out collaborations within the arts and educational communities in order to present multifaceted events that present the story of African Americans on active duty.
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