Colonel Young's Letters Home
This compelling new exhibition from the National Park Service, takes an up- close look at Colonel Charles Young and the Buffalo Soldiers. This exhibition chronicles the life of Colonel Charles Young and the Buffalo Soldiers who are important African American figures that helped make the dream of careers in the military and Americas National Parks possible. These legendary heroes whose contributions are explored through videos, handouts, and captivating displays include over 40 historical images and primary documents from the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center located in Wilberforce, Ohio. The stories of these amazing soldiers have the power to resonate with today's young audiences making the past meaningful and exciting. This exhibition can be requested by the general public as part of the centennial celebration of the National Park Service and the sesquicentennial celebration of the Buffalo Soldiers becoming a separate group within the U.S. Army in 1866.
You can download the Exhibition Request Form, but please be sure to read through this entire page of information before you fill out and send the form to the park. You can also download a printer-friendly PDF version of these Descriptions and Instructions.
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Exhibition Package Contents
The exhibition itself is only a portion of what the National Park Service delivers. As a host of Colonel Young's Letters Home, you will receive the following resources to facilitate your presentation of these powerful stories.
Colonel Young's Letters Home has been designated moderate security and will be offered to institutions able to meet the following requirements. Key requirements are listed below.
Last updated: July 10, 2018