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Artifact Donation

If you have objects, documents or photographs that you are willing to donate, we look forward to hearing from you.

Artifact Donation Process


General donations to the Buffalo Soldier National Museum can be made through our website, or through cashapp: $BNSM1866.

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Help Continue The Buffalo Soldier Legacy During COVID-19

The 1866 campaign is a fundraising effort designed to help us recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been closed for four months, which has adversely affected our operations. We NEED YOUR SUPPORT to ensure that we bounce back stronger than ever.

1866 campaign


The Historic Houston Light Guard Armory

One of the nation’s treasures, The Historic Houston Light Guard Armory, has faced many years of neglect which has caused the building to deteriorate. In its 94-year history, it has also been struck by many hurricanes, tropical storms, and vandalism. Since the Center of African American Military History, dba BSNM, purchased the building, we have made it our mission to renovate, restore, preserve and revitalize this space to its natural condition with a modern touch.


Brick Paver Donation Program


Create a lasting memory; honor a veteran, cheer your alma mater, promote your business, surprise a loved one, remember a special date or event by simply purchasing a one of a kind engraved LEGACY BRICK. Bricks are permanently displayed on the Soldiers Plaza at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, previously known as the Houston Light Guard Armory, built in 1925. Your brick purchase will not only create a legacy but will help to preserve our historic facility.

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Cathay Williams Society

Planned Giving Program

Cathay Williams was the only known female African American Buffalo Soldier. She was the first black woman to be documented for her service in the U.S. Army before women were officially allowed to enlist.

Including the CAAMH dba BSNM in your plans will enable us to continue to advance the mission of our institution and provide historical resources for years to come. Your future gift would go to support operations, youth programming, exhibitions, collections and archives.

There are many ways to make a planned gift to the CAAMH dba BSNM that will provide benefits to you and the Museum, including:

  • Naming the Museum in a will or estate plan.

  • Designating life insurance proceeds or donating an insurance policy.

  • Making the Museum a beneficiary of your retirement plan, IRA, 401(k), 203(b).

  • Establishing a charitable trust with the Museum.

  • Transferring real estate to the Museum through a life estate.

  • Promising a gift of a work (or works) of art that the Museum has agreed to accept.

Learn more about BSNM planned giving & its benefits


  • Story Time: Black Heroes. – March 3 {Ticket}
  • A Sunday to Remember – A 2 man play set during the civil rights era. – March 7 at 1:00pm {Ticket}
  • Grit & Determination. – March 8 at 1:00pm {Ticket}
  • M.A.D is Back. – March 10 at 5:00pm {Ticket}
  • The Side Hustle. – March 18 at 1:00pm {Ticket}
  • Paint Your History: My Mask: My Story. -March 20 at 11:00am {Ticket}
  • Living History. – Thursdays & 3rd Saturday 12pm & 2pm {Ticket}