Houston Weather Museum and Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

John C. Freeman Weather Museum

The Weather Museum is a small house in the museum district turned into a museum. All the exhibits are on the 1st floor and the 2nd floor is storage and offices. As the name suggests, the museum talks about weather with an emphasis on Houston’s weather. It talks about some of the extreme weather Houston has experienced such as a 20” snowfall in the 1800’s and obviously, hurricanes. When we visited it was about a year after Hurricane Ike hit Houston, so there were some exhibits about Hurricane Ike at the museum. A quick museum that took about 15mins to tour, and that was with the throngs of crowds on Museum Day. Not a wow museum for me, good if it is en route to another stop and on the weekly free day. Admission is on the steep side for what you get.

氣像博物館

休士頓氣像博物館在博物館區的一間小屋子裏面。展覽全都在一樓,二樓是儲藏室和辦公室。這間博物館描述休士頓平時的天氣和休士頓歷史上的暴躁天氣 例如颱風,大雪,等等。19世紀休士頓有一場大雪,下了20寸雪。休士頓歷史上有很多次颱風。最近是2008年的Ike 颱風。所以博物館有好幾個關於這個颱風的展覽。這個博物館15分鐘就可以看完,沒有什麽特別,免費看就好,門票不划算。

If you go/旅遊資料:

Address/地址: 5104 Caroline St., Houston TX 77004

Hours/開放時間: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm

Free Times/免費時間: Thursday 12-4pm

Web/網站: weathermuseum.org


Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

This is a great museum in the historic Third Ward of Houston that highlights the contributions of African Americans in the American military. There are 3 floors of exhibits in a converted house with parking in back. Numerous exhibits trace the history of wars that African-Americans have participated in starting with the Civil War. The exhibits are well designed and informative. There are artifacts from the various wars such as uniforms, weaponry, and gear. There are also lots of old photographs. Very interesting and informative museum. The exhibit on the artifacts and cooking utensils from the Civil War and Frontier Era was especially well put together.

The Cheyenne Warriors gave the nickname Buffalo Soldier to the soldiers of the 10th Calvary unit for their bravery, courage, and exceptional fighting abilities. The nickname stuck and became a nickname for all African American soldiers.

非裔士兵博物館

這個博物館是關於非裔士兵對美國軍隊的貢獻。有三層展覽廰和免費停車場在屋子後面。博物館從美國南北戰爭講起,讓參觀者認識非裔參軍的歷史和貢獻。有軍服,兵器,用具,和舊照片。南北戰和美國邊境 的展覽特別有趣,可以看到那時候的生活多麽簡樸和艱難。

擴展美國邊疆時代,夏延族印第安人給了非裔士兵 “Buffalo Soldier” 這個名字。是讚揚非裔士兵的勇敢非凡作戰能力。後來這個名字就代表全部非裔士兵。

If you go/旅遊資料:

Address/地址: 1834 Southmore St., Houston TX 77004

Hours/開放時間: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm

Free Times/免費時間: Monday 12-5pm

Web/網站: www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com

Check out my Houston Museum Guide for reviews of more museums.

看看我的休士頓博物館指南來了解休士頓更多博物館。

2 responses to “Houston Weather Museum and Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

  1. Interesting museums. If given the chance I’d like to visit the Buffalo Soldiers Museum.

  2. Pingback: Houston Museum Guide « Passport to the World

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