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Buffalo Soldiers of the American West Demonstration

Buffalo Soldiers of the American West Demonstration

Celebrate Fort Robinson's 150th Anniversary with this special event!

On Saturday, July 6 (1 pm MDT and 5 pm MDT) and Sunday, July 7 (10 am MDT), History Nebraska and Nebraska Game and Parks will feature a special program at the Fort Robinson Mare Barn Equestrian Center honoring Fort Robinson’s history during its sesquicentennial anniversary.

The Buffalo Soldiers of the American West specifically highlights the history of the 9th and 10th Cavalry at the Fort through a series of historical mounted cavalry drills, including a manual of arms and saber drills dating back to the mid-nineteenth century.

Their goal is to raise awareness about the two all-African-American regiments and the impact these servicemen had in American history. In addition to many of their presentations, the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West features artifacts authentic to the era with role-playing, displays, and photographs for audience members.

Admission is free, but a Nebraska State Park entry permit is required and can be bought at the Fort. Seating is available around the Mare Barn Equestrian Center, but guests are also encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

Funding for this event was provided by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.




The program is made possible in partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks and the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West.

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