The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM), a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution, was founded in 2001 by Vietnam veteran, Captain Paul J. Matthews. Major Charles Williams, United States Army Retired, serves as the Museum’s Chief Docent. BSNM is the only museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier in defense of the United States of America from the Revolutionary War to present. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is a proud member of the Houston Museum District and the Midtown Cultural Arts District. The museum is also a proud member of the Greater Houston Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Greater Houston Partnership and the Better Business Bureau.
THE CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY (CAAMH), INC., DBA BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM (BSNM), IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING AND DISPLAYING THE STORIES AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE MILITARY BY WAY OF PERFORMING AND VISUAL aRTS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING AND EXHIBITIONS.
- In its first year of operation, the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum had over 20,000 visitors.
- In recognition of the museum’s contributions to its surrounding community and all of Houston, Houston Mayor Lee P. Brown proclaimed November 30, 2001 as Buffalo Soldiers Day.
- The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum has conducted and preserved interviews with the last Buffalo Soldiers, from World War II, Troopers Galvan, Joseph, Brown and Powell.
- The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is a participant in the Veteran’s Registry Initiative with Texas Southern University and the Library of Congress.
- The Buffalo Soldiers Museum has commissioned a play, “Ain’t Nobody Going to Turn Me ‘Round’”. It has been produced for Houston-area social, civic and religious organizations.
- The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum conducts a Fellowship Program with Prairie View A&M University.
- On March 2, 2001 the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum was issued a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congresswoman Ms. Sheila Jackson Lee.
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