Captain Paul J. Matthews founded the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in the year 2000. This is the only museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier, in the United States of America. Captain Paul has dedicated himself to find original items to show everyone that visits the museum how the buffalo soldiers survived in their time. The museum has many items that were used daily, the uniforms that were used by the soldiers, and not only is it focus on buffalo soldiers, it has some dedications to other African-America men and women that have achieve great things in our time. It was my first time visiting the museum and I personally recommend it I learned more about not only African-American history but American history as well. The mission of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is “to educate, preserve, promote and perpetuate the history, tradition and outstanding contributions of America’s Buffalo Soldiers from the Revolutionary War to present.” The Museum seeks out to achieve its mission through its interpretation, collections, displays and historical artifacts, documents, videos, prints and other historical memorabilia which details the history of the brave men and women who overcame extreme adversity while gallantly fighting the great American wars. The museum creates and disseminates knowledge about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers and their service in the defense and development of America. For over 40 years, Captain Matthews has brought in artifacts from firearms to photos. They fill every corner of the building in the Museum District. It is one of the best-known museums in Houston. As I went in the tour of the Buffalo Soldiers Museum, I was very inexperienced with their history, I had only the information we had learn in class, but as I walked out I feel I had gotten more knowledge of the soldiers than I could imagine, through the tour of the museum and the video we watched.
I learned that American history...
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