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Buffalo Soldier Anniversary Day

Come out to Fort Concho, July 28 as we celebrate our Western heritage with two events! 

On Sunday, July 28, Fort Concho with the Buffalo Soldier Memorial will celebrate National Buffalo Soldier Day. The day’s program will begin at 2:00 pm at the Memorial across the street from Fort Concho with a presentation. The July 28 date is significant as it represents the date on which the Act of Congress was signed that created the all-black regiments of the 
United States Army, eventually nicknamed “Buffalo Soldiers” by their Native American foes. 

At 2:30 pm the program shifts to the fort’s Commissary where C. A Maedgen of the West Texas Archaeology Society will speak on the Concho Mail Station, a historic stagecoach and mail delivery facility. Buffalo Soldier units from Fort Concho guarded this station more than 140 years ago.

Refreshments will be available; the program is free to all.
The fort’s Buffalo Soldier exhibit at Barracks 1 Visitor Center located at 630 S. Oakes. It will be open that day from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

For more information about either event, contact Fort Concho at (325) 481-2646 and check our Facebook page! 

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