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Park announces relocation of Interpretive and Educational services

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The Bishop Reverdy C. Ransom Memorial Library on the Payne Theological Seminary campus in Wilberforce, Ohio

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News Release Date: October 13, 2021

Contact: Robert Stewart, 937-352-6757

Wilberforce, OH. — Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument (CHYO) will be temporarily relocating its interpretation and education programs to the Bishop Reverdy C. Ransom Memorial Library on the campus of Payne Theological Seminary. The address of this new office is 1230 Wilberforce-Clifton Road, Wilberforce OH, 45384. The CHYO interpretation and education staff will be operating out of this office starting on Sunday, October 31st, 2021.

This new, temporary location will serve as the visitor contact station for interpretive talks and activities while the Young family home is closed for renovation. This 15-month long renovation process will restore the home back to its period of national significance when Colonel Charles Young and his family occupied the home in the early to mid-1900’s.

For additional information, or if you have questions regarding the relocation of services, please call Superintendent Robert Stewart at 937-474-6316 or you can send him an email.

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument was established in 2013 to preserve over 60 acres of what was once was the home of Colonel Charles Young, the third African American graduate of West Point and the highest ranking African American line officer in the U.S. Army up until his death in 1922. The Park also tells the story of the famed African American Army soldiers known as the Buffalo Soldiers. To learn more about the legacies and stories of Colonel Charles Young and , the Buffalo Soldiers, and for information on the park site itself, please visit the park's website.



Last updated: November 9, 2021

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Wilberforce , OH 45384

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