Outdoors | Recreation,
Tour Cost: $20.00 (Includes Coach transportation and admission cost to Buffalo Soldier National Museum.xml version='1.0' encoding='%SOUP-ENCODING%'
Admission to the African American Library at the Gregory School is free)
Lunch (On Your Own)
9:30 a.m. ? 10:00 a.m. Pickup at Hotel; Travel to first tour site
10:00 a.m. ? 11:00 a.m. Tour Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
11:00 a.m. ? 11:30 a.m. Travel to This Is It Soul Food
11:30 a.m. ? 1:00 p .m. Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. ? 1:30 p.m. Travel to second tour site
1:30 ? 3:00 p.m. Tour The African American Library at The Gregory
3:00 ? 3:30 p.m. Return to hotel
First Tour: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
3816 Caroline Houston, TX 77004
What the Museum has to offer:
The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum provides fun, interactive, multi-media exhibit for interest and education for its patrons. The museum offers its patrons a complete look at African American military history from 1770 to 2000 (Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War).
The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum seeks to reach as many people in its community through its educational activities and opportunities including parades, historical lectures, youth drill team and a summer high school ROTC internship program. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is also an active participant in National Veteran projects, such as the Veterans? Registry Program. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum actively seeks out collaborations within the arts and educational community in order to present multi-faceted events that present the untold story of African-Americans in the military.
LUNCH (On Your Own)
This Is It Soul Food
Houston, TX 77004
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN LIBRARY at The GREGORY SCHOOL
Second Tour: The African American Library at The Gregory School
1300 Victor Houston, TX 77019
What the Library has to offer:
The first library of its kind in Houston, it serves as a repository to preserve, promote and celebrate the rich history and culture of African Americans in Houston.
Visitors will learn about the development of the school?s history, dating back to 1870 and the development of Freedmen?s Town. The rich cultural legacy of African Americans is on display through exhibits, archival collections and oral histories. Discover what it takes to acquire and collect materials that reflect the diversity of the African American experience. Participate in guided tours through museum-quality exhibits.
The Restored Classroom gives visitors a glimpse as to what the Gregory School looked liked at its inception in 1926. The exhibit incorporates a wide variety of stories, using artifacts and photographs, proving the power of a people?s commitment to one another by building and sustaining family, communities of worship, and social organization which built this thriving, self-contained neighborhood.
Final conformation number of each participant will be the determining factor for transportation to be used
· Internet registration opens: August 1, 2013
· Last day for Internet registration: September 3, 2013
· Last day to cancel and receive a refund: September 7
Please note that the Leisure Tours are closed to the general public and is only open to the 2013 National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), Houston, Texas registered Congress delegates and their spouses/families.