SUMMER PROGRAM: The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Announces its Learning and Heritage-filler

The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Announces its Learning and Heritage-filler


Parents are invited to immerse their children in cost-free outdoor adventures.

Educators are invited to immerse in empowering learning workshops.

Houston, TX – As Summer approaches, Houston’s parents and educators seek enriching professional development opportunities for children. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, which was recognized by the BIPOC Arts Network and Fund (BANF) 2023 as a Houston Cultural Treasure, is excited to announce a summer filled with enriching experiences for students and teachers.

Youth Outdoor Exploration Program
Open to youth aged 11-17, the Youth Outdoor Exploration Program, in collaboration with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, offers a summer of adventure at no cost. Participants will immerse themselves in various activities, including camping, hiking, equestrian training, golfing, and historical tours, all while exploring the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers in Texas. This program is crafted to inspire, educate, and challenge, fostering a deep appreciation for Texas’ natural and cultural heritage. Participants will gain leadership skills and a stronger sense of community under the guidance of experienced rangers.

Program Schedule:

  • May 2024: Weekend at Brazos Bend
  • June 2024: Three-day journey to Davis Mountains, including visits to Fort Davis and McKavitt
  • July 2024: Weekend getaway at Lake Livingston
  • August 2024: Coastal retreat at Galveston Island

Empowering Educators
Teachers will find a treasure trove of resources and workshops to integrate the Buffalo Soldiers’ rich history into their curriculum. The museum offers a variety of educator-centric programs, including guided tours and interactive lesson plans, to bring history to life in the classroom.

Educational Initiatives Include:

  • Virtual Talk on Support Units in the Normandy Campaign: June 7, 2024, 3–4 p.m.
  • Educator Symposium: June 14, 2024, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Film Screening of A Soldier’s Story: June 22, 2024, 6–8 p.m.
  • Immersive Tours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

For registration and more details on these exciting summer opportunities, contact Dr. Michelle Tovar, Director of Education at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, at 713-696-9931 or For more information, visit their website at

About Houston Cultural Treasures:

Houston Cultural Treasures, chosen by BANF, have demonstrated exceptional community advocacy, cultural production, and connectivity. These institutions have played a critical role in enriching and uplifting Houston’s communities of color. Along with recognition, they receive multi-year general operating grants, aiding their continued influence on the city’s BIPOC arts ecosystem. The cohort includes notable organizations, including Arte Publico Press, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Community Artists’ Collective, Community Music Center of Houston, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Indo-American Association, Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts, Nia Cultural Center, Nuestra Palabra, SHAPE Community Center, and Silambam Houston.

About BIPOC Arts Network & Fund:

The BIPOC Arts Network & Fund (BANF) is a multi-year initiative that builds a revolutionary arts ecosystem that empowers BIPOC artists, organizations, and communities in the Greater Houston Area with transformative opportunities to dream, connect, collaborate, and create.

Established in 2021 as a collaborative community effort, BANF is guided by the very artists, nonprofit organizations, and local leaders it seeks to serve. It revolutionizes the local funding landscape, breaks down silos within the arts ecosystem, and welcomes everyone to support and learn from BIPOC arts communities. BANF was created in a time of crisis to provide resources and networks that support the vibrant Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and other communities of color of Greater Houston in fully displaying their power, values, and traditions.

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