Soft Opening and Ribbon Cutting activities at the historic Houston Light Guard Armory located at 3816 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004, began 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.
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum 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, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum 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, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum 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. Buffalo Soldiers National Museum 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.