Texas Military Forces
Historical Foundation

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About the Foundation

The Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation is the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational and fundraising organization that supports the development of The Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry, Austin, TX.

The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to fund construction of the Museum; acquire, preserve and maintain historic artifacts, equipment, and weapons; development and expansion of Museum exhibits; and a host of educational and living history programs that tell the story of the Texas Military Forces in the Texas Revolution, the Texas Navy, the Texas Republic, the Mexican War, the Battles along the Indian Frontier, the War between the States, the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, Peace Keeping Deployments and the Global War on Terror.

We believe that people should not have to pay to learn about the sacrifices our soldiers, their families and loved ones have made and continue to make, so admission to the museum is always FREE. As such memberships to the Foundation, donations to our campaigns, and sales at our store fund the activities that support our mission.

About the Museum

Brigadier General John C. L. Scribner Texas Military Forces Museum

The 45,000-square foot Texas Military Forces Museum explores the history of the Lone Star State’s militia and volunteer forces from 1823 (date of the first militia muster in Stephen F. Austin’s colony) to 1903 when the Congress created the National Guard. From 1903 to the present the museum tells the story of the Texas Army and Air National Guard, as well as the Texas State Guard, in both peacetime and wartime.

The museum displays dozens of tanks, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled guns, trucks, jeeps, helicopters, jet fighters, observation aircraft and towed artillery pieces.

Permanent exhibits utilize uniforms, weapons, equipment, personal items, film, music, photographs, battle dioramas and realistic full-scale environments to tell the story of the Texas Military Forces in the Texas Revolution, the Texas Navy, the Texas Republic, the Mexican War, the Battles along the Indian Frontier, the War between the States, the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, Peace Keeping Deployments and the Global War on Terror.

Living history programs, battle reenactments and other special events take place throughout the year. Admission to the museum is always FREE.

HOURS are:
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
Office staff is available Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

Our Leadership

The Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation is comprised of volunteer leaders from the community who are dedicated to preserving, protecting and telling the story of the Texas Military Forces. The board consists of business leaders, retired and active military personnel, family members of Texas soldiers, historians, and Museum staff leadership.

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Brooke Adams

Executive Director, TMFHF
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Bill McMeans

Board President
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Richard Gruetzner

Board Vice-President
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Marcus Hobbs

Board Treasurer
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Christine Wizda

Board Secretary
Bill Harris

Bill Harris

Board Member
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John Eli

Board Member
Kathleen Smelker

Kathleen Smelker

Board Member
Ken Wisian

Ken Wisian

Board Member
Ted Wilson

Ted Wilson

Board Member
Tad Druart

Tad Druart

Board Member
Brian Roeder

Brian Roeder

Board Member
Susan-Hall

Susan Hall

Board Member