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February 2018

As Time Goes By – Sweetheart Dinner Dance and Gala

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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$100

SOLD OUT As Time Goes By is a 1940s themed supper club/ dinner dance benefiting the Texas Military Forces Museum and its non-profit foundation. The 20 piece Sentimental Journey Orchestra will transport you back in time to World War II. Dancing, a superb dinner by Austin Catering, silent auction, souvenir glass and photo booth will make this the perfect evening. Seating is limited to 250. Tickets are $100 each and may be purchased at the museum, by phone or with…

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March 2018

Guns of 1863

March 10 @ 10:00 am - March 11 @ 4:00 pm
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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-The Guns of 1863- at Camp Mabry on March 10-11.  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…

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Mabry Mixer: A Glass from the Past-The Wines of War

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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Prime your palate and join us for some sparkling discussion and a sampling of the vinos of World War II. Your tasting will feature several wines and a champagne, and will be presented by a professional sommelier.  A sampling of topics includes preparing for war, the resistance and wine, and the 36th liberation story. An R.S.V.P is required for this event, seating is limited to 60. Cost for this event is free fir Foundation members and $10 for non members.…

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April 2018

Camp Mabry Open House/Muster Day

April 21 @ 8:00 am - April 22 @ 5:00 pm
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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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…

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May 2018

Close Assault 1944

May 26 - May 27
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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Remember the true meaning of Memorial Day with this stirring look back at World War II. Close Assault 1944 honors the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans by focusing on the history of the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National Guard during World War II. The free program features members of the Texas Military Forces Living History Detachment exhibiting the uniform and equipment worn by the American GI in the European Theater of the Second World War, as…

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Patriots From the Barrio Lecture and Book Signing

May 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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Patriots from the Barrio Lecture and Book Signing Event Dave Gutierrez is the writer and author of the book Patriots from the Barrio, the true story of Company E 141st Infantry: a Mexican American Army unit in WWII. The Texas National Guard Unit served in North Africa and spearheaded the allied landing at Salerno Italy. Dave originally self-published his book in 2014. In September of 2017 Hollywood Actor/Producer Wilmer Valderrama obtained the film rights to the book. Westholme Publishing has…

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June 2018

Mabry Mixer- A History Happy Hour

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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Mabry Mixer- A History Happy Hour   Ever wondered what happens to the artifacts not on exhibit at a museum? What does a museum do with all those extra items? How are they stored? What stories do they have to tell? The answers to these questions and many more can be found at our next Mabry Mixer event.  Behind the scenes tours will happen every 30 minutes beginning at 6:00. We will also have wonderful complimentary hor d'oeuvers, beer, wine…

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July 2018

Hands on History

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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$5.00

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 21, 2018 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.…

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September 2018

Mabry Mixer- A History Happy Hour

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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  Join us on September 19th to learn about dances popular during the Civil War 1860-1865. We will have a live "caller", period music, food and drinks. Mabry Mixers are free to our members and $10 for all others. Not yet a member? join here: Join the Foundation

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October 2018

Over There 1918

October 6 - October 7

On October 7, 1918, the newly created 36th Infantry Division entered combat for the first time as part of the French 4th Army, which was advancing on the left flank of the U.S. 1st Army during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.  Over the next 24 days the division would break the German lines near the village of St. Etienne and then pursue the enemy to Aisne River, where the 36th would smash a German bridgehead near Foret Farm.  On October 6-7, 2018…

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