Buffalo Soldier talk at the Phippen Museum

Dr. John Langellier, respected military historian and author, will be speaking at the Phippen Museum about the depiction of African American Soldiers in popular media throughout history.

Langellier will endeavor to separate the facts from the fiction surrounding one of his favorite subjects, the Buffalo Soldiers, on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. This talk is presented free by the Phippen Museum with your paid museum admission.

Langellier, a Tucson native, has written or edited more than 30 books and monographs as well as serving as a historical consultant on dozens of films and television productions. He has a master's in history and archeology from the University of San Diego and a doctorate in military history from Kansas State University. He has worked as a historian and curator for many organizations including the Arizona Historical Society, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. He was the Assistant Director of the Ronald Reagan Library and is currently the executive director of the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott.

This lecture is presented as part of the Phippen Museum's Current exhibit, Buffalo Soldiers, Vaqueros and friends. From now through Feb. 22, the main gallery of the museum are filled with outstanding works of art from new and established artists celebrating the historical contributions made by African-Americans, Latin-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Women during the building of the American West.

This exhibit celebrates how different cultures worked to build transportation networks, work ranches, and protect settlers in this new land.

Phippen Museum admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors, students and AAA members; children younger than 12 and museum members get in free. The Museum is just a few minutes north of downtown Prescott, 4701 N. Highway 89. For additional information call 778-1385 or visit www.phippenartmuseum.org.