‘Evening at the Museum’ presents buffalo soldier Louis Cruse
Submitted by Greg Newlin
In a press release printed in many papers last May, I stated that the opportunity for many of us interested in listening and speaking to those individuals who were a part of our history does not exist.
Many of us will say we were either born too late or we waited too long. White Cloud native, Buffalo soldier Louis Cruse who spoke last May in Hiawatha has agreed to speak again at our “Evening at the Museum” presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Nemaha County Historical Museum at 113 North Sixth Street in Seneca.
May 18 was a stormy night that prevented many from venturing outdoors for this event, and now we have another opportunity to hear this 90-plus-year-old man speak about his life and times as a Buffalo Soldier in the U.S. Army.
You do not want to pass up this free-to-the-public opportunity, as he is an eloquent speaker. From the stop light on U.S. Highway 36 on the northern edge of Seneca, turn south and proceed on Sixth Street for five blocks to the southeast corner of Nemaha and Sixth Street.
This event will take place in the one-story red brick Burger Annex 1 just behind the historic red brick, two-story Sheriff’s Residence and Jail where a drive-up entrance is present, with parking along the street also available. For more information, please call 785-336-6366 on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.