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Temporary Pause of In-Person services at Park

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Date: October 17, 2023
Contact: Andy Danneker, 937-352-6757

WILBERFORCE - Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument will end in-person visitor services at the Payne Theological Seminary Library at the end of the day on Thursday, October 26th, 2023. This temporary pause of in-person visitor services will remain in effect until the renovations to the Young home are complete. Once a date has been set for the Young home to reopen, the park will update its social media pages and park website with the information. Until that time, visitors can contact the park via email at e-mail us or by using the Contact Us page on the park website. All emails will be returned in a timely fashion; visitors can also leave a message on the park’s voicemail line at (937) 352-6757 and a ranger will respond as time permits.

“We appreciate your patience as we work to rectify this temporary pause with as minimal impact as possible on visitor services. In the meantime, we recommend visitors browse the park website where the park film can be viewed,” stated superintendent Andy Danneker. Website visitors can also read a variety of articles written on individual Buffalo Soldiers as well as about Buffalo Soldier history.

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument was established in 2013 to preserve 60 acres of what once was the home of Brigadier General Charles Young, the third African American graduate of West Point and the highest ranking African American officer in the U.S. Army up until his untimely death in 1922. The park also tells the story of the famed African American Army soldiers known as the Buffalo Soldiers. 

Last updated: October 18, 2023

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