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Author Archives: Lisa Sharik

Temporary Closure

As of Saturday March 14th, public access to Camp Mabry will be restricted. Because of this the Texas Military Forces Museum will be closed until further notice. Staff will still be reachable by phone 512-782-5659 to answer any questions or … Continue reading

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Finding WWII Map Coordinates

It is possible to use a site I call the coordinates translator to find WWII map coordinates in Europe on a modern map. It takes a bit of work, but it can be a very useful tool: http://www.echodelta.net/mbs/eng-translator.php You need … Continue reading

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Morning Reports:

When the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis caught fire in 1973 the destruction of 80% of all Army and Army Air Corps personnel records from 1912-1964 was a huge blow. People looking to research their relatives service are … Continue reading

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Close Assault 1968

Our Close Assault program this spring will honor our nation’s Vietnam Veterans… many of whom joined the Guard after their regular Army service. Remember the true meaning of Memorial Day with this back at the Vietnam War. Close Assault 1968 … Continue reading

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Museum Renovation

September 20 update: The museum front door is again open for business! August 26 update: work is largely complete but a few small items are keeping us from being able to reopen the main doors. Currently we are looking at … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day

Although the museum is normally closed on Monday’s, we will be OPEN from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday November 11th for Veterans Day. Help us honor all our veteran’s on this important day.

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Museum Store Sunday

The Texas Military Forces Museum will be one of 10 museum stores in Austin taking part in Museum Store Sunday on November 25, 2018. We will be offering 25% off everything in our gift shop on the 25th. You  can … Continue reading

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Amazon Smile

Purchase with purpose. Amazon donates to Texas Military Forces Museum when you shop for back to school supplies at Amazon Smile Its back to school time and when you shop on Amazon for school supplies or anything else you can … Continue reading

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Artifact Spotlight–Italian Coins

This small collection of coins was donated in 2001 and is part of the current museum staff’s ongoing effort to catalog previously unrecorded artifacts in the museum collection. The coins only had a donation date and that they were associated … Continue reading

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Over There- 1918

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the 36th Infantry Divisions service in WWI we present “Over There-1918” A Living History program of the “Great War” experience of the US soldier. On October 7, 1918, the newly created 36th Infantry … Continue reading

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