Events & Programs

events

Join us as we explore the Buffalo Soldiers and the African American military experience through our many events and activities.

Please check back soon for upcoming events.

Allen Mack, historical reenactor

Living History Program

February 24 | 10 AM-4 PM

Historical reenactment featuring Allen Mack, founder of The Living History Foundation (LHF), who will cover the Civil War Era through the Interwar Era. Admission is included in the ticket price.  

VIRTUAL TALK: Uncovering the Lesser Known Units

March 7 | 3 PM

Black units that served in World War II are frequently referred to as “unknown” or “lesser known.” This is because even the relatively popular Black units are not given the recognition they deserve. As a result, many truly unknown Black units are overlooked and not acknowledged for their service and sacrifice during the war.

To better understand the historical context and consequences of this issue, Cale Carter, Director of Exhibitions, will be hosting a virtual talk called “Uncovering Lesser Known Units.” You’re invited to join the talk and gain deeper insights into this important topic.

FREE – registration coming soon!

Photo caption: SC 193032 – Using a babbitt mould, improvised to aid in vulcanizing, S/Sgt. William H. Holly, 508 E. Cameron St., Tulsa, Okla., and Sgt. Moses H. Mason, 1142 37th St., Newport News, Va., repair a drive shaft housing. These men have been working in France since D-Day plus one. 463rd Amphibious Truck Company.

Author Talks

We frequently host talks by authors who have written books related to the museum's mission and collection. These talks cover a wide range of topics related to history and culture and are an engaging way to learn more about the African American military experience.

Dr. Robert Jefferson

UPCOMING TALKS

Dr. Robert Jefferson, Fighting for Hope: African Americans and the Ninety-third Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America, April 2024

Details coming soon!

 

PAST TALKS

  • Dr. Jesus Esparza, Raza Schools, November 2023
  • Jaime Salazar, Mutiny of Rage, October 2023
  • Dr. Janet Dewart Bell, Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement, March 2023

 

Following the author’s talk, the audience is welcome to participate in a discussion and purchase the author’s book. Advance registration is required to attend, and talks are free unless stated otherwise.

MAD Veterans Holiday Market

M.A.D. Veterans Holiday Market & Author Talk

Thursday, November 16 | 6-8 PM

We’re making spirits bright with our upcoming Museum After Dark (M.A.D.) Veterans Holiday Market!

Join us at BSNM for this FREE event featuring tours, cocktails, shopping, light bites, games, plus an Author Talk and Book Signing at 7 PM with Doug Melville.

Melville will discuss his book, Invisible Generals: Rediscovering Family Legacy, and a Quest to Honor America’s First Black Generals, the amazing true story of America’s first Black generals, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. and Jr., a father and son who helped integrate the American military and created the Tuskegee Airmen.

Don’t miss the festivities! RSVP to let us know you’re coming.

Programs

We offer a wide variety of ongoing events and activities. Our programs are open to the public throughout the year and feature learning workshops and family-friendly activities designed to inform, educate, and entertain.

Buffalo Soldier Youth

Outdoor Exploration PrograM

For middle and high school students aged 11 to 17, the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offer an exceptional outdoor exploration program at no cost.

Summer 2024 registration will begin this spring. Please check back soon!

MAD Happy Hour Flyer

Adults

Museum After Dark (M.A.D.)

History painting party, led by an Artist. Occasional live model of a Soldier, or artifact from our collection. Intended audiences will vary but youth 11-17, Adults 21 and older, veterans and seniors.

Reenactment Program

The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is proud to present these very talented, informative actors and the experiences that they take their audience on. Taking them down the paths of Harriet Tubman and authentic Buffalo Soldiers, they are able to capture the viewer’s attention with their expert storytelling skills. Make a reservation for one of our reenactors today, 713-942-8920 and ask for the Membership and Tours for more information.

Wayne Dehart

Actor

Wayne performs A Soldier’s Story, a reenactment of the story of a Buffalo Soldier.

He has been a mainstay in the Houston Theater scene for more than 25 years. Mr. DeHart’s career spans more than 100 stage productions. He has appeared in such films as “Robocop 2,” “A Perfect World,” and “Looper,” and such television programs as “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Prison Break” and “Breaking Bad.”

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