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Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Houston
(3.8/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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  • The. Museum is small in size but large in historical information not only about the famous Buffalo Soldiers but the military contributions of black soldiers since the American revolution. It has lots ...  more »
  • The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum provides a history of the Buffalo Soldiers but, in my opinion, the museum provides a history of the service and contributions of African Americans in the military....  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Can't take pictures of the exibits, not that you would want to. Four-five room of random artifacts with little to no context. The museum lacks any clear focus and has little purpose. Has a petition to pardon some black troops who were executed in the 1910s, utterly fails to give any background and what info they did have was presented on the results of five minutes in Word and a home printer. Embarrassing amateur museum. Black troops deserve a museum actually capable of presenting their story in a coherent and engaging manner
  • You owe it to yourself to check this place out! African American's have such a rich history and establishments like this ensure that future generations won't forget our story. It's also a great venue to use for an event. The Houston Area Urban League recently held their Casino Night fundraiser here. Support this business!
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the history of our soldiers and the Underground Railroad presentation. I had no idea the trail also went South into Mexico. Learned a lot and where to donate antique tools. You guys are great. Thank you
  • 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.
  • Bring different perspective on what it was like to be colored years ago, filled with history and memories.