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.

Port Chicago Mutiny

Virtual Talk: Understanding the Port Chicago Mutiny

NEW DATE: July 24 | 3 PM-4 PM

July 17 is the 80th anniversary of the Port Chicago disaster, a deadly munitions explosion that killed 320 primarily Black sailors and civilians and injured 390 others. Dangerous working conditions led 258 African American servicemen to refuse orders to load munitions and demand safer procedures. The incident became known as the Port Chicago Mutiny.

To gain a better understanding of the profound societal impact of this often-overlooked historical event, please join Cale Carter, Director of Exhibitions, and Jason Fung, Archivist, for a free virtual talk entitled “Understanding the Port Chicago Mutiny.”

Buffalo Soldiers

Celebrate Buffalo Soldiers Day

July 27 | 10 AM-4 PM

Join us for a fun-filled day of history and celebration for the whole family including a scavenger hunt, kids activities, food truck, and an exciting Living History presentation by Buffalo Soldiers historian Luis Padilla. 
 
12:00 PM
Enjoy an enlightening lunch and learn conversation with Cale Carter III, Director of Exhibitions; Jason Fung, Archivist; and Luis Padilla, Living Historian, on the origins of the Buffalo Soldiers and their commitment to honor, valor, and courage. 
 
FREE admission with registration
Golf team

2nd Annual Captain’s Legacy Golf Tournament

Sept 23 | 11 AM
Augusta Pines Golf Club

Please join us for our 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 are also available. 

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.

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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