Park Protectors: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers and the National Park Service

Artist: Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Type: Performances / Assembly

Program Availability: In-Person


Among the earliest caretakers of America’s cherished public lands were soldiers from all-black Army regiments. Starting in the 1890s, these “Buffalo Soldiers” played a critical role in protecting and building the infrastructure of our National Parks. Using song, energetic physical storytelling, creative costuming and props, along with audience participation, the cast of Park Protectors take students on a journey through Yosemite National Park and into the past to learn the compelling and under appreciated history of the brave men who fought wildfires and poachers to create the now familiar role of Park Ranger.

Available March 20 to May 26, 2023

Program options:


Please fill out this inquiry form or call 866-500-9265 for more information. (Virtual programs are not charged a travel fee.)

Price & Info


Assembly Price: $1280

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1750

Travel Fee: $95 per day (virtual and on-demand programs are not charged for travel)


Audience Limit: 300

Program Length: 45 minutes

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th



I Love to Read Month

Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

American History

Social Studies


Technical Requirements

Any space from a large classroom to a gymnasium with students should be seated in a semi-circle arrangement on the floor or chairs. They need a ceiling clearance of 8 ft and they arrive 45 minutes in advance to set up.