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March 2019

BATTLEGROUND 1863

March 2 - March 3
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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The Texas Military Forces Museum present a living history event of the Civil War -Battleground 1863- at Camp Mabry on March 2-3. 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…

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Spy Pilot Talk

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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Join us for a talk by author Francis Gary Powers, jr. on his new book detailing the famous U2 mission of his father, Francis Gary Powers during the Cold War.   The event is free and will take place inside the museum.  Mr. Powers will sign books afterwards Powers in his office.

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Mabry Mixer- A Conversation with David T. Little

March 9 @ 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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A Conversation with David T. Little, composer of Soldier Songs Join us for a special weekend Maby Mixer including complimentary drinks and hors oeuvres, followed by an exclusive chat with the composer of Soldier Songs, David T. Little. This event is free for Museum Foundation members and $10 for non members. Please RSVP to badams@tmfhf.com Please note this event is SATURDAY March 9th

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April 2019

Camp Mabry Open House/Muster Day

April 13 - April 14
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…

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Palmito Ranch Author Talk and Book Signing

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission will be hosting an author talk and book signing for "Palmito Ranch, From Civil War Battlefield to National Historic Landmark" with authors Jody Edward Ginn and William Alexander McWhorter at the museum on April 17th. The event is FREE and open to the public.

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May 2019

Close Assault 1968

May 25 - May 26
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 look back at the Vietnam War. Close Assault 1968 honors the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans.. The free program features members of the Texas Military Forces Living History Detachment exhibiting the uniform and equipment worn by the American soldiers during this conflict. In addition, the two-day event will provide guests the opportunity to witness firing demonstrations and watch an attack on a small bunker with an M113. The event will…

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June 2019

Mabry Mixer featuring Granville Automatic

June 13 @ 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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Mabry Mixer featuring Granville Automatic Join us for our June Mabry Mixer event featuring Nashville songwriters Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins, of Granville Automatic who are celebrating the release of their new single "You Can Go to Hell, I'm Going to Texas". Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:00 pm As always savories, sweet, beer, wine and soft drinks are complimentary. Foundation members are free, all others pay $10 at the door. Go to tmfhf.org…

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July 2019

Hands On History

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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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 20, 2019 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…

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October 2019

Mabry Monster MASH

October 26
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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The Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation, a 501 3 c which supports the museum will be holding a Jeep Rally and "Monster MASH" fundraising event on Saturday October 26, 2019 . There will be a Jeep rally from noon to 5 pm, with vehicle judging, dealers, parts and accessories and door prizes. From 5pm to 10 pm there will be live music, beer and custom cocktails, food trucks and much more. Please see their website for more details Monster MASH Info…

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November 2019

Close Assault 1944

November 9 - November 10
Texas Military Force Museum @ Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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Remember the true meaning of Veteran's 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, now in its eighth year, 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…

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