Museum Review

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Museum Review for Buffalo Soldier Museum

Yan Wu

Museum Review for Buffalo Soldier Museum

The Buffalo Soldier Museum is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier. It houses the largest repository of African-American military history in the world. In fall 2012, the museum moved into its new 23,000-square-foot home at the Houston Light Guard Armory in Midtown. The historic armory space is seven-times the museum’s previous space, giving the national museum significantly more room for reenactments, exhibits and lectures. The process of relocating the museum took nearly a decade to realize. The 10th cavalry, an ...view middle of the document...

"We focus on and feature the Buffalo Soldiers, but we chronicle the African-American military experience from 1770 to 2000 - from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War," he said. "We actually have the largest collection of African-American military memorabilia in the world."

Before I went to this museum I really didn’t know anything about Buffalo Soldier, except I learned something about them from my history class. It was a very small museum, at first sight I thought the Buffalo Soldier Museum does not measure up to the pictures on their website, but the small museum was a really hidden gem. I found the museum was very interesting, each room in the museum had a lot of stuff about the history, and it’s a very historical place. The Tour guide was awesome as he shared stories I've never heard before, he was Matthew, the founder and the curator of the Buffalo Soldiers Museum, he really helped me to visit this museum and I learned a lot about the 9th and 10th US Calvary and just the over all history of those great Buffalo Soldiers. After I visited the museum, I learned a lot about the Buffalo Soldiers. In 1866 the United States Congress authorized six-segregated army regiments, the 9th and 10th cavalries and the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st infantries. The Buffalo Soldiers were African American soldiers who joined the army for food and pay. Their era lasted from 1866 to 1948. They fought in many wars including, The Indian Wars, The Spanish-American War, the Philippine-American War, World War One, and World War Two. The Indian tribes Cheyenne, Apache, and Cherokee were believed to have given the Buffalo Soldiers their name. They thought that their hair looked and felt like the mane between a buffalo s horns. They respected the buffalo because the buffalo was a very important part of their lives, and they respected the Buffalo Soldiers as fierce and brave fighters. Even though the name Buffalo Soldier...

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