(Feb. 6, 2012) -- The 1870s Texas Frontier was a difficult and dangerous place. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Institute of Texan Cultures, guests will step into the boots of the buffalo soldiers, the African American cavalry and infantry units that blazed the trail for modern Texas. As part of the celebration of Black History Month, Buffalo Soldier Day activities are included with regular admission.
Texas Parks and Wildlife, the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Association and Buffalo Soldiers Living History and Heritage Association will team with the Institute of Texan Cultures to take families back to post-Civil War Texas, where buffalo soldiers scouted the frontier to build roads, install telegraph lines and protect settlers from hostile Indians.
The day's activities on the museum's Back 40 outdoor learning area will incorporate the area's period structures, where living history interpreters will show the 1870s way of life from the regiment's military skills and drills, to leisure activities like an early version of baseball. Interpreters will immerse guests in the lives of the citizens who surrounded a military settlement: traders, laundresses, settlers, schoolmasters and others.
The Institute of Texan Cultures is on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., a short distance from the Alamo and the River Walk. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults (ages 12-64); $7 for seniors (ages 65+); $6 for children (ages 3-11); free with membership and UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification.For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit TexanCultures.com
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Come out and enjoy breakfast and beverages at the Official UTSA Tailgate in Albuquerque as our Roadrunners take on the New Mexico Lobos at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The official UTSA tailgate will be located in Fan Fest in the University Stadium Parking Lot, Stadium East.
University Stadium parking lot, Albuquerque, NM
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
John Peace Library, UTSA Faculty Center, (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion annually hosts a Volunteer Opportunities Fair to allow students, faculty and staff to learn about volunteer and service-learning opportunities in the San Antonio area.
University Center, 1st floor corridor, Main Campus
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