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More Than A Museum: The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Offers Event Space

More Than A Museum: The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Offers Event Space

The OC Venue is located at 3816 Caroline St., Houston, Texas 77004.

On Sunday, July 23rd, I had a chance to see more than a museum during the debut of the O.C. Venue at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum. The Buffalo Soldiers Museum offers event space for those looking to host an event. Staff encouraged guests to tour the museum on the 1st floor of the building at the beginning of the event. Sgt. James Williams greeted guests as they came in. He took pictures and shared his experience serving in the military. He’s been working with the museum for over 15 years.

Sgt. Williams

The event festivities took place in the Herzstein Gallery. The Herzstein Gallery provides the biggest event space you can rent out in the museum. Twenty-five vendors covered the event space providing complimentary food,  beverages samples and information on event rental to plan your next event. KTRK Channel 13 News Anchor Chauncy Glover hosted the event and fashion show. The fashion show featured men and women fashions from three local Houston designers.

 

Guests waiting in the Herzstein Gallery for the fashion show to start
A model from the IM2 agency showcasing designer fashions
The IM2 model rips the runway in a flowing fitted dress
A male model from IM2 models poses for the cameras
The 3rd floor event space
Staff from Nuksy’s Fine Catering serving guests
Staff from Tyrone Catering served their signature potato dish

The museum rental spaces spans more than 6,800 square feet. You can rent the entire space or individual spaces depending on the size of your event. The four rental spaces available can seat 40 to 500 people based on classroom, reception or banquet set-ups. Rentals include audiovisual equipment, chairs and tables, maintenance, three parking lots for guests, and staff assistance. The museum can provide a preferred caterer for food and beverage.  They also allow clients to bring in their own as long they provide the proper insurance, and food handler’s documentation. You can contact the Event Coordinator at events@buffalosoldiermuseum.com if you’re interested in touring the rental space. The staff can accommodate you Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Cater2 U drew guests to their table with this fettuchini pasta dish
Chicken and Waffles from Cater2 U
Cater2 U came prepared with more delicious pasta for guests
Sweet Potato Bites from Evelyn’s Spice Bakery
Butter Cakes from Evelyn’s Spice Bakery
Cakes by Gina showed examples of the types of cakes they can make along with cake samples.
The Team from Sweet Linens set up a table to showcase their work

About the Buffalo Soldier Museum

Rations from World War II

Vietnam veteran Captain Paul J. Matthews founded the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in 2001. The museum honors African-American Soldiers who served for the United States of America from the Revolutionary War to present. You can find artifacts from these wars along with educational highlights about each war inside the museum. It’s located in the Museum District. The museum offers memberships and donations for supporters who want to help preserve and promote the facility. Memberships to the museum range from $35-$45 a year. Benefits include free admission, rental discounts, invites to special events and more.

A U.S. Air Force Uniform on display in the museum

The museum opens Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for adults is $10 and students and seniors pay $5. Children under 5 are free. You can visit the museum free on Thursdays. The museum offers two programs including the Reenactor Program and Outdoor Exploration for Youth. You can learn more by visiting the museum website. The museum is located at 3816 Caroline St., Houston, Texas 77004.

I’d love to hear about your visit. Until next time, love, peace, and food.

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