Camp Verde AZ (January 24, 2017) – It’s time for the 10th annual Buffalo Soldier re-enactments at Fort Verde State Historic Park on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your loved ones to Fort Verde State Historic Park and learn about history with the Buffalo Soldiers, watch a vintage baseball game with players dressed in period replica uniforms, learn how to cook homemade Dutch Oven meals, and be a part of the flag raising and lowering ceremonies.
Buffalo Soldiers will also be dressed in period replica uniforms and equipment issued by the US Army during the 1870s Indian War period. The first Buffalo Soldiers troop serving at Fort Verde was Troop I, 10th Cavalry of the Buffalo Soldiers. It was organized in 1866 and came to Fort Verde in 1885, following a distinguished record of military service during the Indian Wars of the Western frontier.
Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the US 10th Cavalry Regiment of the US Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This nickname was given to the “Negro Cavalry” by the Native American tribes they fought. The term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866.
The cost is the Park Entrance Fee of $7 for adults and children aged 14 and older, $4 for youths aged 7 to 13 and free for children six and younger. Call (928) 567-3275 for more information or visit AZStateParks.com/parks/FOVE.
WHAT: 10th Annual Buffalo Soldier Re-Enactments & Vintage Baseball Game
WHERE: Fort Verde State Historic Park – Located in downtown Camp Verde, AZ at 125 E. Holloman St. Take I-17, turn right onto Highway 260 (east), turn left onto Finnie Flat Road, which becomes Main Street, turn left onto Holloman. The main entrance is two blocks on the right side.
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.