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Author Archives: Lisa Sharik

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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Giving Tuesday

Tuesday December 3rd is #GivingTuesday.  Please consider supporting the Texas Military Forces Museum on Giving Tuesday. The museum receives no money from the State of Texas other than the salary of the 3 staff members. We are supported by the … Continue reading

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Finding Clues in Old Photographs

People often do not realize how much information you can find in an old photograph. As you research your relative’s service keep this in mind. The image above is of seated soldiers from WWII. On the front it nicely gives … Continue reading

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Labor Day

The museum will be open to the public on Monday September 2nd- Labor Day.

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Mabry Mixer

Join us for at Mabry Mixer- A History Happy Hour! These events happen 4 times a year and give you a chance to learn some history, have appetizers and drinks and meet new friends. Link to the next mixer on … Continue reading

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Summer 2017 Newsletter

Click on the link below to read the latest edition of the museum newsletter. Summer 2017 Newsletter

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Texas and the Great War

On April 2, 1917 President Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany and on April 6, 1917 war was declared. This week we will be highlighting aspects of the Texas Military Forces in the “Great War” as … Continue reading

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Cataloging Stories

We haven’t done a blog post in awhile and today while cataloging documents and artifacts from the WWI collection of Sgt. Levi Cox we came across an interesting story. Sgt. Cox served with Company H, 142nd Infantry Regiment during the … Continue reading

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