Civil War

Showcasing the Emancipation Proclamation, this exhibit features photos and weaponry depicting life for the African-American soldiers during this period.

Vietnam

We honor African-American soldiers with displays of bravery such as medals and patches. Also included are various maps and photographs from the conflict.

Artillery

View the weaponry and munitions used by the African-American Soldier, including rifles, muskets, and cannonballs pulled directly from battlefields.

WWI & WWII

Learn about the Buffalo Soldiers who served in WWI, and their role in the Boxer Rebellion. View communication devices and helmets of that time, and focuses on the life of the Buffalo Soldier during WWII.

TECH WALL

This wall contains a variety of farming and hand tools, household appliances, health/beauty items. With items spanning generations, this is a tangible look into the past.

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 Tour Manager, Mary Green, for more information.

WAYNE DEHART

ACTOR BIO

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.”

MELISSA WADDY-THIBODEAUX

ACTOR BIO

“The Resurrection of Harriet Tubman in Escape to Freedom” is a historical account that teaches of the life and times of Mrs. Harriet Ross Tubman-Davis during the 1800s when she helped to free hundreds of slaves from the South. She also served as a “spy”, cook and nurse, for the Union Army during the Civil War, where she is known as the only female to have lead men into battle. You will be amazed as this historical re-enactor takes you back in time to make sense of today’s issues and her accomplishments. Listed with the Texas Commission on the Arts-Artists Roster, she is available for any occasion and performs as other “women in history”, such as Mrs. Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Ms. Lavinia Bell of Galveston, TX, Cathay Williams, Buffalo Soldier Female, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bessie Coleman-Aviatrix and others.

JAMES FAULKNER

ACTOR BIO

James is a writer, director-actor and educator. He often performs “The Life of a Buffalo Soldier” for the museum’s patrons. His desire is to produce, create and present positive imagery of the Black experience in the U.S. He is working on a screenplay about the Tenth Cavalry (Post Civil War).

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