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.

WWII Soldiers landing in Normandy

Virtual Talk: Support Units in the Normandy Campaign

June 7 | 3 PM-4 PM

Join Cale Carter, Director of Exhibitions, and Jason Fung, Archivist, in this virtual talk acknowledging the important role of service units during WWII.

FREE – a Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the presentation. 

Educator Symposium

Educator Symposium

June 14 | 9 AM-4 PM

Join us for the Museum’s First Annual Educator Symposium. This annual event will focus on the pedagogy and recent research on the contributions of African Americans in military, culture, and history.

This symposium is open to K-12 teachers and student teachers. Educators will earn six hrs CPE. Lunch and snacks will be provided. 

For more information about the symposium, contact Dr. Michelle Tovar at michelle.tovar@buffalosoldiersmuseum.org.

Juneteenth Journey: Bridging Past and Present Through Technology

Hosted by Ion and Microsoft + Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) in partnership with Emancipation Park Conservancy and the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

June 18 | 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
At Ion Houston, 4201 Main Street Houston, TX 77002

An engaging event exploring the historical significance of Juneteenth and the evolution of technology, featuring experts from the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and Emancipation Park Conservancy.  Boxed lunches will be provided from Late August.

FREE – Registration Required

Film Screening: A Soldier’s Story

June 22 | 6 PM-8 PM

The film revolves around racism in a segregated regiment and follows an African-American JAG officer who is sent to investigate the murder of an African-American sergeant in Louisiana near the end of WWII.

An audience Q&A will follow after the screening. 

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Golf team

2nd Annual Captain’s Legacy Golf Tournament

Sept 23 | 11 AM
Augusta Pines Golf Club

Please join us for our very 2nd Annual Captain’s Legacy Golf Tournament. This exciting day of golf starts with check-in at 11:00 AM, followed by a delicious brunch and warm-up on the driving range. Play begins with a shotgun start at 1:00 PM followed by an awards banquet and prizes at 6:00 PM.

Proceeds will support Buffalo Soldiers National Museum’s mission to educate current and future generations about the stories and contributions of African Americans in the military through museum visitation, educational programming, and exhibitions.

Individual: $150
Team: $500

All registered golfers will receive a commemorative golf shirt. Sponsorships also available. 

Registration coming soon!

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

April 19 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Please join us for an in-person book discussion with Dr. Robert Jefferson, author of Fighting for Hope: African Americans and the Ninety-third Infantry Division in World War II and Postwar America.

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.

PAST TALKS

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

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

THE SUMMER 2024 PROGRAM IS FULL AND REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

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.

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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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