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January 31, 2014

Museum to celebrate Buffalo Soldiers Day

THOMASVILLE — The Thomasville Area Buffalo Soldiers Horse 9th and 10th Calvary and the Tallahassee Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club will be in Thomasville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 8.

They will be on the grounds at the Jack Hadley Black History Museum, located on the Douglass High School Alumni Complex, 214 Alexander St.

The members will tell their story while they continue to be a living legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, the first black men officially recognized as soldiers of the United States that were slaves.

The unit was known as the 1st Regiment of South Carolina volunteers. It was created as an experiment in November 1862.

The public is invited to come and hear all the stories coming from these men and women who travel around the country telling the stories of the Buffalo Soldiers.

Attendees are urged to bring cameras, recorders or note pads to document what they will share with you.

Students, this will be an opportunity time to ask all type of questions, for you to take back to your classroom for a project or for a National History Day Project.

All guests will receive a reduced rate to tour the museum. Admission costs $4 for adults and $2.50 for students.

For more information,  call the museum at 229-226-5029

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