Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum Holds Open House

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Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum Holds Open House

The Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum will be holding a free Open House thisBuffalo Soldiers Museum Saturday, January 26th from Noon to 4 p.m.  This is one of only two museums in the country to record the work of the Buffalo Soldiers (the other is in Houston, TX).  During the open house, there will be guided tours through the afternoon. 

Buffalo Soldiers Never Lost a Battle

After being brought into existence by the Emancipation Proclamation of Abraham Lincoln, the Buffalo Soldiers were black regiments that served our nation from 1866 through World War II.

“They were known for their bravery and their discipline” Jackie Jones-Hook, the director of the museum told the local newspaper reporter.

 Museum Offers Full History

Throughout the museum one can find information, and memorabilia from throughout the history of these illustrious warriors.  There are copies of original documents, photographs, and uniforms, among other things of interest.

Regular hours of the museum are:  Wednesdays and Saturdays – from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Address is: 1940 S Wilkerson St    Tacoma, WA

Admission is free.  

The 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The museum's mission is to educate, preserve, and present the history and outstanding contributions of America's Buffalo Soldiers from 1866-1944 and this includes WWII 1941-1945.

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Comments (6)

Courtney Cooper
Cooper | Cartwright - Seattle, WA

Hi Steven!  Great job getting the word out about this event :)  I had my first baby in Tacoma and love trekking down there to visit here and there...

Jan 25, 2013 06:32 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Courtney -- thanks for stopping by and commenting.  Wish I could get there for this, but my wife has other things planned for tomorrow.  Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Jan 25, 2013 09:10 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Steven  I wish this was closer because this would be a museum that I would love to visit.

Jan 25, 2013 10:17 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

George -- it is interesting that there are only two of these in the country, and one is here, where there probably weren't too many who served (at least until the World Wars - I would think) in local area.  I will have to find time to check that out.

Jan 25, 2013 12:12 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the info Steve.  I would have loved to go to that open house.  

Jan 27, 2013 07:52 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Gabe -- fortunately, at this time, the museum does not charge an admission fee, so the only thing we really missed was the guided tours by the director.

Jan 28, 2013 02:16 AM

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