Clark County Historical Museum kicks off its 2023 History on Tap season at the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. Apr. 20 with historian Gregory P. Shine presenting “I Am Also Entitled to be Recognized: The Journey of Moses Williams, Buffalo Soldier.” The program will explore the life, military service, and Pacific Northwest connections of Sgt. Moses Williams – a decorated Buffalo Soldier and Medal of Honor recipient – and share new research that sheds light on key turning points in Williams’ fascinating life. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Williams, a nineteenth century U.S. Army soldier who served in the Ninth U.S. Cavalry – one of four all-African American regiments known as Buffalo Soldiers – and at several western posts as an ordnance sergeant, is buried in the Vancouver Barracks post cemetery. Williams’ journey from rural Louisiana, through assignments at remote forts in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, and Oregon, reveals much about the history of the American West.
Before the main event, the audience can figure out which tidbits of history are true and which ones are fake in “History and a Lie,” then watch as contestants battle for the title of “King of Trivia” during Clark County Trivia. Admission to History on Tap is $15 if tickets are purchased in advance or $18 at the door. Get tickets at the Kiggins box office or at kigginstheatre.com/movie/history-on-tap—i-am-also-entitled/. For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 ext102 or email@example.com.