Friday, March 2, 2018
Featured Speaker: Captain Paul J. Matthews
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: 2nd floor Commissioner's Courtroom
at the historic Fort Bend County Courthouse
407 Jackson Street | Richmond, Texas
Topic: The Honor and Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers
Join us on Friday, March 2 for the second installment in the Fort Bend Museum's spring lecture series. The featured speaker is Captain Paul J. Matthews, founder and chairman of the board for the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.
The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is the only museum in the United States that chronicles the entire African American military experience from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War. Its mission is to preserve, promote and perpetuate the honor and legacy of the brave men and women who fought, bled and died in defense of America.
Prior to founding the Museum, Matthews served two years active duty and four years reserve duty in the United States Army, wherein he received a Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal and a Combat Medical Badge in the Republic of Vietnam. He worked for 30 years as a Hospital Representative, Executive Business Manager and Director of Military Affairs for Merck & Co., Inc. During that time, he also collected military artifacts and memorabilia, much of which is showcased in the Museum.
The lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2 in the second floor Commissioner's Courtroom at the historic Fort Bend County Courthouse, 407 Jackson Street in Richmond.
For more information, please call the Museum at 281-342-6478.