Experience the history
Our museum exhibits at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum cover the history and contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers, as well as the legacy that follows.
Representing American Ideals, Civil Rights in the U.S. Military
Plan a visit to see our new exhibit, and learn about the integration of the armed forces prior to Executive Order 9981, including advocacy efforts by Civil Rights leaders to end discrimination in the military. The exhibit also explores the aftermath of the order, including its enforcement, transition period, and legacy.
Photo Credit: Signal Corps Archive Flickr
Military Inspired Art (M.I.A.) 2022
Women Who Served
Did you know there was a female Buffalo Soldier? Join us as we tell the story of Cathay Williams and the remarkable women who have since served in the U.S. military.
Cathay Williams was a cook for the Union Army when she saw the Buffalo Soldiers, intrigued by the soldiers she decided to enlist under the name of William Cathy. She served for two years with the Buffalo Soldiers, until she fell ill. After being medically examined Cathay Williams was found out. Later, she was discharged from the army without a pension. Records indicate Cathay Williams died before the turn of the century. We at BSNM like to believe Cathay Willams’ contributions to the U.S. military made way for women to serve in the military today.
Our Technology Wall exhibit displays tools and machinery that were used in the 19th and 20th centuries.
“A tool is insignificant unless there is a practical application for it”.
— Captain Paul Matthews, Founder & Curator.
The Uniform of a Buffalo Soldier
Displayed are historically correct Buffalo Soldiers in their military uniform. Whether on the Texas-Mexican border or in the northern plains of Wyoming, without the contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers the American west would have been delayed 50 years.
Modern Day Buffalo Soldiers
BSNM likes to honor the Space Force/ NASA by calling them the “modern-day Buffalo Soldiers” due to them being on the vanguard of civilization in outer space, they too are charting the unknown just like the Buffalo Soldiers did over a century ago.
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.”