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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Houston
Categories: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Finally got the chance to visit. The building alone is worth the visit. Information about the Buffalo Soldiers is very interesting. Photos and documents throughout. Other military paraphernalia concer... read more »
This museum is very informative and I enjoyed learning about the Buffalo soldiers. This is a part of our history ghat everyone should learn about. The story about the Buffalo soldiers is very informat... read more »
Un lieu de mémoire tout autant qu'un musée. Cet endroit mériterait d'être plus connu en particulier à l'étranger...C'est un pan de l'histoire des USA méconnu. Bon, j'avoue y être allé par je m'y intér... read more »A place of memory as a museum. This place deserves to be better known abroad especially... It's a little-known history of the USA pan. Well, I admit went by I interested but if you go there, be there a tour. Collections deserve to be expanded but lack of advertising as well as lack of resources... C "is actually a national museum and, accordingly, should not be neglected by the Federal Government agencies..."show original
Potentially great museum/event venue being held back by horrible management/staff. Don't even think about having a event there. I own a events and production company that produces over 200 events per year(ranging from 20 people, up to 15,000 person festivals). We helped out with a small event at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum(I saw it as a chance to scout out a potentially new location for events.) I scouted out the location, and found it severely lacking. First problem: Only one hour allotted to set up for a dinner of 50. So the time frame was really rushed, and I had to hire/bring more people than normal to be able to get everything done in time. That heavily increased costs of the event. Second problem: No really good way to load into, or out off, the building. We had to either carry everything up a steep flight of stairs(that has no landing at the door at the top of the stairs, which mandated having a person just stand there, and hold the door open(additional cost)) outside the front of the building.(extremely dangerous with hot trays of food, and heavy equipment), or go to the side entrance, around a corner to a elevator, up to the second floor, then DOWN another set of steep stairs!!(slightly less dangerous than the first option.) Third problem: Incompetent, power hungry, staff The staff had no idea what had been contracted for the event.(tables chairs, etc. had not been set up, they had no idea where things were, etc.) When we asked about them, the staff were rude, and aloof. After we got everything set up, I decided to try to check out the other event spaces of the building, in case I could recommend the building for some of my clients. The staff then proceeded to tell me, "NO! you cannot be in this room!!!!"(I have NEVER had any other event space in Houston not want to show other spaces to paying customers! Most of the other ones that we use are usually falling over backwards to show off their space, in order to generate more business.) Fourth: No support equipment/facilities This may be another staff issue, but a attendee at the event wanted to show a slide show. NO ONE on staff even attempted to show where the outlets were, where to project to, and there was not a projector screen/surface to be found anywhere! There also was no Kitchen to stage/prep food. and the bathrooms are inefficient for more than 50, or so, people. The building is not set up any real events management, and the staff is lacking in customer service skills, and knowledge of their own facility. Needless to say, I will not recommend the building to any of my clients, and since the way the events side is run is mediocre, I expect the museum,(which I saw a little part of), to be mediocre also.
I have heard several good things about Buffalo Soldier. Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time gathering information for my family to attend. I called two days in a row and information hasn't been provided. There wasn't anyone available to speak to me who knew the information either. My father is Retired US Army and loves Buffalo Soldier. We thought it would be a good idea for our family reunion and weren't aware of the additional fees for the reenactments. My family may not even get to see it and they have traveled so far.
We are very fortunate to have The Buffalo Soldiers Museum here in Houston. Educational. Highly Recommend.
Ashley English Ward
Great event space but they need more on-sight staff to help with regular visitors and event guests
This is a wonderful place to learn about history that is not always taught in various schools. The various artifacts are cool!
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