(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
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