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Contact: Dr. Joy Kinard, 937-336-9524Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument Hosts Summer Open House*
Dates & Times: Saturday, July 4, 11, 18 & 25 - 10am to 1pm / Sunday, July 5 & 19 - 1pm to 4pm
Fees: No Fees
WILBERFORCE, OH – Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument will host a series of Open House events to encourage the community and visitors to learn about the Wilberforce Community, Colonel Charles Young, and the Buffalo Soldiers role in American History. The Open Houses will be held in the parlors at the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, located at 1120 US Hwy 42, Wilberforce, Ohio. Several open houses will be held in July on the following dates: Saturday, July 4, 11, 18, and 25 between 10-1 p.m.;and Sunday, July 5, and 19 between 1-4 p.m.
Park staff will provide a screening of films on the Buffalo Soldiers, a host of Junior Ranger activities, and guided tours of the site. Additionally, the park will release newly developed cell phone tours, and other curriculum-based programs that will be offered next school year during the summer open house series. "We are excited to be able to open our doors to our community to showcase the life and times of Charles Young and the Buffalo Soldiers," said Dr. Joy Kinard, Superintendent of the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument.
As a soldier, diplomat, and civil rights leader, Charles Young overcame stifling inequality to become a leading figure in the years after the Civil War when the United States emerged as a world power. His long and distinguished career as a commissioned officer in the United States Army made him a popular figure of his time and a role model for generations of new leaders. His house, more affectionately known as "Youngsholm" serves as the current face of the newest national park addition. This program is part of an ongoing series of public programs offered at the Colonel Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument to promote public understanding of history and special places that have been included in the national park system.
* Please note: Open House times for Sunday, July 5th &19th is from 1pm to 4pm
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