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Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day program planned for Feb. 28 at Fort Concho

This year’s program theme is “Buffalo Soldiers and the Frontier Army: Men, Mission and Myth.”
Credit: Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Fort Concho National Historic Landmark's Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day program will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Fort Concho Stables Hall, 210 Henry O. Flipper St.

This year’s program theme is “Buffalo Soldiers and the Frontier Army: Men, Mission and Myth.”

The program is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by the Fort Concho Foundation and the San Angelo chapter of the NAACP.

Masks will be required for all attendees and social distancing will be in effect. The Fort's Buffalo Soldier Living History training class scheduled for Feb. 27 has been canceled.

Henry Crawford, retired curator of history at the Museum of Texas Tech University, will be the main presenter. A 30-year veteran of living history events, Crawford is a noted Buffalo Soldier reenactor, researcher and consultant who has appeared in many commercial television and video productions.

In its historic era (1867-1889), Fort Concho was served by African-American soldiers of all four black regiments, the 24th and 25th infantries and the 9th and 10th cavalries. The fort served as the headquarters for the 10th Cavalry Regiment between 1875 and 1882. Overall, half of the soldiers serving at Fort Concho were Black.

For more information, call 325-481-2646 or visit fortconcho.com.