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open: Tue.-Sun. 10am-4pm
tel: 512-782-5659

Thank You

Thank you to our Dance Sponsors and those who contributed to our Silent Auction.

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Thanksgiving Hours

The museum will be closed on Thanksgiving day but open regular hours 10-4 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bring your family and friends to visit and work off some of the holiday meal. swiftthanksgivingmenu

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2017 -“As Time Goes By” 1940s Supper Club/Sweetheart Dinner Dance

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It is time again for “As Time Goes By”- a 1940’s themed Supper Club/Sweetheart Dinner Dance. The event will take place at the museum on February 11, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm. As always we will feature the talented Sentimental Journey Orchestra under the direction of Ted Connerly and featuring the Memphis Belles  singers. A family style dinner will be provided by Austin Catering, in addition to a photo booth and souvenir glass. Our outstanding silent action will feature items like a ride in the Sherman Tank or WWII bayonets, themed baskets and much, much more.

Tickets are $85 and can be purchased at our events page, by phone or at the museum. Seating is limited to 300.

We look forward to having you join us for this wonderful unique event hosted by the Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation which supports the Texas Military Forces Museum.

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36th ID Mini Figure

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BACK IN STOCK

The second batch of the Texas Military Forces Museum  custom  Minifigs made with the 36th ID T-Patch are here. This WWII style soldier features an M1 helmet, M1 Garand,  fighting knife and  M1936 cartridge belt. He also has the iconic T-Patch, symbol of the 36th Infantry Division on his shoulder. These minifigs stand just over 1 and 1/2 inches tall and will come in custom packaging. Cost will be $18 each, shipping is included, or you can pay $15 and pick up at the museum use the donate buttons below to place your order. If you need more than one minifig please email us at txmilmuseum@gmail.com with the amount you need or call 512-782-5659.

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Texas Military Forces Newsletter is now available at this link: TMFM Newsletter Summer 2016

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Hands On History

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Come see and handle some of the most famous weapons in military history. The Texas Military forces Museum will be opening it’s gun vault up for one night- July 16, 2016 from 6pm to 9 pm.

Climb inside a M4A3 Sherman tank, a German Hetzer, WWII and post war era jeeps, a Kiowa and Raven helicopter, US and German halftracks and M113 and more.

Weapons from the Civil War through the War on Terror will be available to touch and pick up. Including all the standard infantry weapons and anti tank weapons: items like the M1863 Springfield, Krag-Jorgenson,Japanese type 99, BAR, German MP 40, Russian AK-47’s,M1-D sniper rifle, and many, many more. Uniformed reenactors will also be available to discuss the history of each weapon.

Tickets are $5 at the door ( children under 6 are free) – All money benefits the Texas Military Forces Museum and its programs. cash or credit card accepted

For more information 512-782-5394

Our thanks to Wells Fargo who will be bringing their stagecoach and giving rides Stagecoach Ride

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Volunteers Needed

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Looking to volunteer? Are you interested in Texas history or military history? Like talking with people? Do you have at least 4 hours a week of time to donate? Then the Texas Military Forces Museum is for you.

The Museum is looking for docents who can work at our front desk greeting visitors. We need people who can work one day a week ( Tuesday through Friday) anytime between 9:30 am to 4 pm. There is no previous experience required. Please contact the museum at txmilmuseum@gmail.com or 512- 782-5559 for more information.

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Camp Mabry Open House/Muster Day

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Muster Day traces it’s roots back to when Texas was still a republic. In the early days, on an annual basis, the troops were ‘mustered’ or called to report.  Over the years, the mustering of the troops became obsolete. However, the Texas Military Forces Museum as part of the Texas Military Forces  yearly Open House at Camp Mabry, holds a Muster Day where reenactors of all periods from the Texas Revolution  through current times can display their historical uniforms, weapons and equipment and show them to the general public. There is a large WWII battle reenactment each day. These battles feature  200 Allied and German soldiers recreating a WWII battle using original equipment, tanks, and weapons from the time period. This includes a fly over by AT-6 Texans as part of the battle. The museum will be open Saturday from 9 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.

We are greatly honored to announce the Texas Military Forces Museum’s and Texas Military Department’s upcoming event A Salute to Vietnam Veterans . The link below allows Vietnam Veterans to register for the event and let us that they and their family or friends are coming. This will allow us to keep them abreast of details of the event and plan the appropriate amount of seating for them and their guests.

In addition to the speeches, living history demonstration and movie, remember that the traveling Vietnam Wall will also be on display at Camp Mabry’s Parade ground

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Gates open at 8 am each day .As well as the museum events, there will be displays by the Texas Military Forces, helicopter demos, First Reponders, children’s activities, Vietnam Wall Memorial, and much, much more.

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Guns of 1863

The Texas Military Forces Museum will commemorate the Anniversary of the end of the Civil War with a special program -The Guns of 1863- at Camp Mabry on March 11-12.  Visitors will get a chance to get an up close and personal look at how soldiers on both sides lived during the war, as well as see firing demonstrations of some of the Civil War’s most famous weapons. In addition the museum’s living history volunteers will explain the uniforms and equipment used by the troops, why they carried flags into battle and the role of drums and bugles in the war.  The intricate maneuvers of infantry formations on the battlefield will also be demonstrated. Showtime is at 1 pm but the camp areas will be open to the public from 9 am to 4 pm.

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Holiday Hours

The museum will be closed on Christmas but open regular hours the rest of the holiday season.

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