"READY & FORWARD!"
With this motto, the Buffalo Soldiers and their equine partners marched into the unsettled American West with courage, valor and patriotism. Both soldier and horse ready and willing to sacrifice their life for the country we know and love today. See the story of the Buffalo Soldier's partnership with the American Quarter Horse unfold today. The Buffalo Soldier: An American Horseman will be on exhibit at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum February 18 through April 30, 2014. Read below for more about special events scheduled during this exhibit.
*Photo on home page courtesy of Fort Huachuca Museum.
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The history of the Buffalo Soldier and the American Quarter Horse come to life during two special events hosted by the Hall of Fame on February 27 and 28. Visitors of all ages will listen to the stories of the great partnership the African American Soldier and horse shared from renowned Buffalo Soldier Historical Interpreter and expert, Henry B. Crawford.
Living History Field Trip - The Buffalo Soldier: An American Horseman February 27 & 28
The Living History Field Trip - The Buffalo Soldier: An American Horseman will be offered to students grades 3 through 12 on Thursday, February 27 and Friday, the 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Museum staff will guide your class through the museum to three separate 20 minute activities. The students will
- Watch a 15 minute segment of "Buffalo Soldier: An American Legend" and discuss what they found interesting about these soldiers impact on our history
- Hear Buffalo Soldier Re-enactor and historian, Henry Crawford, depict life in a military campsite
- Go on a scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame's Buffalo Soldiers exhibit led by Museum Curator
The students who attend will be eligible to enter the Buffalo Soldier Writing Contest, and the chance to win $100 for their memoir of a Buffalo Soldier. This contest is open to all students in 3 through 12 grades. Learn more HERE!
Educators can sign up for a session 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. on either Thursday or Friday. Teachers can register their class by submitting a reservation form or by contacting the museum directly at 806-376-5181.
The Story of the Buffalo Soldier: An American Horseman February 28, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Grand Hall of the Hall of Fame is turned into a Buffalo Soldier's campsite from the late 1800's and visitors are invited to sit down to hear Historical Interpreter Henry B. Crawford tell the stories that explain the partnership the African American soldier and the American Quarter Horse had. The evening event is free and a perfect way to spend a Friday evening with friends, family*, history and horse enthusiasts.
*Parents, this event is lecture-based and more suited for children over the age of 8 years old. Please contact the museum if you have questions about this event to help you determine if your child would find the event engaging or to inquire more about children’s programming for the Buffalo Soldiers exhibit.