Museum of The American GI

Museum of The American GI The Museum of the American G.I is a living history museum dedicated to preserving the equipment, uniforms and memories of all American Servicemen and women
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The Museum of the American G.I. was established in February 2001 as a 501c3 Non-Profit Corporation.

On the 4th day of Christmas Tour Guide Annie gave to me 4 artillery pieces, 3 Sherman tanks, 2 half tracks, and a doughb...
12/16/2019

On the 4th day of Christmas Tour Guide Annie gave to me
4 artillery pieces,
3 Sherman tanks,
2 half tracks,
and a doughboy in a FT! 🎅

The Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Offensive, was the largest battle fought on the Western Front in Eur...
12/16/2019
This Day in History — Battle of the Bulge – Museum of the American G.I.

The Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Offensive, was the largest battle fought on the Western Front in Europe during World War II; it is also the largest battle ever fought by the United States Army.
http://americangimuseum.org/battle-of-the-bulge/

Battle of the Bulge December 16 1944 – January 16, 1945   (Photo from The Wall Street Journal)   The Battle of the Bulge (December 16, 1944–January 16, 1945), also known as the Ardennes Offensive, was the largest battle fought on the Western Front in Europe during World War II; it is also the ...

A few of Dave McDermand's photos of the Museum of the American G.I.'s events that were published in The Eagle! Thank you...
12/16/2019

A few of Dave McDermand's photos of the Museum of the American G.I.'s events that were published in The Eagle! Thank you Dave for the wonderful photos!

Happy Retirement Dave!  You will be missed!  We were always glad when you came to the museum because we knew there would...
12/16/2019
Longtime Eagle photographer Dave McDermand reflects on career

Happy Retirement Dave! You will be missed! We were always glad when you came to the museum because we knew there would be wonderful photos of our events in the Eagle the next day! Thank you for recording the history of Bryan/College Station for the past 36 1/2 years.

Dave McDermand has been telling the stories of Bryan-College Station through his camera lens for more than 36 years. Today marks his final day at The Eagle before retirement.

On the 3rd day of Christmas Tour Guide Annie gave to me 3 Sherman tanks, 2 half tracks, and a doughboy in a FT! 🎇
12/15/2019

On the 3rd day of Christmas Tour Guide Annie gave to me
3 Sherman tanks,
2 half tracks,
and a doughboy in a FT! 🎇

On the 2nd day of Christmas Tour Guide Annie gave to me 2 half tracks and a doughboy in a FT! 🎄
12/14/2019

On the 2nd day of Christmas Tour Guide Annie gave to me 2 half tracks and a doughboy in a FT! 🎄

On the first day of Christmas Tour Guide Annie gave to me a doughboy in a FT! 🎁
12/13/2019

On the first day of Christmas Tour Guide Annie gave to me a doughboy in a FT! 🎁

We have rearranged the museum's vehicles.  Brought back some of the old favorites! Check it out!#shermantank #hellcat #f...
12/10/2019

We have rearranged the museum's vehicles. Brought back some of the old favorites! Check it out!

#shermantank #hellcat #ft17

Although we are closed today, don't forget to sign up to ride to Washington-on-the-Brazos in our WWII 2 1/2 truck (the C...
12/08/2019

Although we are closed today, don't forget to sign up to ride to Washington-on-the-Brazos in our WWII 2 1/2 truck (the CCKW) on December 14th! After exploring the park, you will be treated to a family-style BBQ lunch at R-Place before returning to the Museum of the American G.I. for a guided tour! Cost is $50 per adult and $35 per child (6-11). For safety reasons, there must be one adult/chaperone for every two children 11 and under. Space is limited! Sign up today to reserve your space!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScr4WUB10fXjxDD7KYJkfFJxKajh1b26PiEIkrBo1A7f8XQ4g/viewform

Thank you Kendall Hogan and KBTX Media for visiting with us yesterday as we marked Pearl Harbor Day with History in Moti...
12/08/2019
History lives on at Museum of the American GI

Thank you Kendall Hogan and KBTX Media for visiting with us yesterday as we marked Pearl Harbor Day with History in Motion! The mission of the Museum of The American GI is to remember our past, honor our veterans and teach future generations about the sacrifice and courage of our servicemen and women.

Families were able to ride in the tanks, climb in for photos, and listen to the living historians as they explained the history behind it all.

Look at the these great photos of History in Motion brought to you by Laura McKenzie of The Eagle!  Thank you Laura!
12/08/2019
Gallery: History in Motion at the Museum of the American G.I.

Look at the these great photos of History in Motion brought to you by Laura McKenzie of The Eagle! Thank you Laura!

Visitors got to witness historic tanks and other military vehicles maneuver across a course and see weapons including a flame thrower, rifle grenades and 105 Howitzer during History in Motion

Reminder: the museum is closed today for vehicle exhibit redesign. We will be open again on Wednesday, December 11 for r...
12/08/2019

Reminder: the museum is closed today for vehicle exhibit redesign. We will be open again on Wednesday, December 11 for regular hours. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Salute to the Red, White, and Blue at History in Motion
12/08/2019

Salute to the Red, White, and Blue at History in Motion

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The cannons are booming at History in Motion! There is still time to make the main event at 1:00 PM.

Today is the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. We remember the tragic events that took place during th...
12/07/2019

Today is the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. We remember the tragic events that took place during the fateful day of December 7, 1941.
For more information: http://americangimuseum.org/pearl-harbor-day/

Today is the day! You still have time to make it to History in Motion! Come take part in the action. Remember that final...
12/07/2019

Today is the day! You still have time to make it to History in Motion! Come take part in the action. Remember that final new entry is at 3 pm, and the event concludes at 5 pm. Remember to park in the museum lot and walk behind the building to the entry gate. You don't want to miss this!
*Don't forget that our museum will be closed for vehicle redesign tomorrow, December 8th*

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Moving the M4A3 into position for History in Motion

Experience history in action this Saturday by pulling the lanyard on a historic artillery piece! Remember that because o...
12/06/2019

Experience history in action this Saturday by pulling the lanyard on a historic artillery piece!
Remember that because of the special event, our museum building will not be open for tours on Saturday. Parking for the event is in the normal museum lot, and all event activities will take place outside, at the WWII reenactment field. We can't wait to see you at History in Motion!

12/06/2019

We getting ready for History in Motion are you?

Planning on coming to History in Motion on Saturday? There will be activities happening all day long that you won't want...
12/05/2019

Planning on coming to History in Motion on Saturday? There will be activities happening all day long that you won't want to miss. Here's the full schedule for the day of the event:

10:00 AM- Gates Open
10:30 AM – Opening Ceremony
11:30 AM – Weapons Demonstration featuring a flame thrower and 105 Howitzer
12:00 PM – Light Vehicle Demonstration featuring our
M8 Greyhound, M5A1 Stuart, M24 Chaffee
12:30 PM – Weapons Demonstration featuring a flame thrower and Rifle Grenades
1:00 PM- History In Motion
Light Vehicles/Tanks – M8 Greyhound, M5A1 Stuart, M24 Chaffee
German Vehicles – Halftrack, StuG III
Tank Destroyers – M3 Gun Motor Carriage, M18 Hellcat
Medium Tanks – M4A1 Sherman, M4A3 Sherman, M4A4 Sherman
Final Salute to the Red, White and Blue
2:30 PM – Weapons Demonstration featuring a flame thrower and Small Weapons
3:00 PM- Tank Destroyer Demonstration
3:30 PM – Weapons Demonstration featuring
flame thrower, small weapons and 105 Howitzer
4:00 PM- Medium Tank Demonstration featuring our Sherman Tanks

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-11. Children under 5 are free.

12/04/2019

Getting the FT ready for History in Motion

Don't forget that History in Motion is this Saturday! Remember admission includes a ride in our CCKW, exciting weapon de...
12/04/2019

Don't forget that History in Motion is this Saturday! Remember admission includes a ride in our CCKW, exciting weapon demonstrations like seeing a 105 Howitzer in action, and you'll even see a flamethrower! Gates open at 10 am with last entry at 3 pm. All event activities will conclude at 5 pm.

12/04/2019
means of transport that wom WWII: the GMC CCKW 2½-ton 6x6 truck

The GMC CCKW 2 ½ ton 6x6 was the workhorse of the army carrying men and equipment across Europe in WWII. The Museum of the American G.I. has two opportunities for you to ride in this iconic truck that helped win WWII! Your first opportunity will be Saturday, Dec 7 at History in Motion where the price of admission gives you one free ride around the track! Then on Saturday, Dec 14 you can feel history come alive as you ride to the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site in this special truck!
For more information on History in Motion see: https://www.facebook.com/events/2518060798475553/

For more information on Ride to the Brazos see: https://www.facebook.com/events/441268440129941/

The GMC CCKW also known as "Jimmy" was a 2½-ton 6x6 U.S. Army cargo truck that saw heavy service in both World War II and the Korean War. The CCKW came in ma...

Looking for an activity for the whole family?  Then come on over to the Museum of the American G.I.'s History in Motion ...
11/29/2019

Looking for an activity for the whole family? Then come on over to the Museum of the American G.I.'s History in Motion on Dec.7 to see a parade of tanks and Military vehicles before heading over to Santa's Wonderland- A Texas Christmas Experience for a night of Christmas magic. Rumor has it that Santa's going to arrive at History in Motion in a tank to give Rudolph and the other reindeers a rest!

History in Motion:
$10 Adult / $5 kids
10 AM - 5 PM
For more information:
http://americangimuseum.org/events/events-history-in-motion/

Santa's Wonderland- A Texas Christmas Experience
3 PM-Midnight.
For pricing and other details:
https://www.santas-wonderland.com/

Join us this weekend as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the museum building opening!  This weekend only, you can ent...
11/29/2019

Join us this weekend as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the museum building opening! This weekend only, you can enter a raffle for a special opportunity to "Ride to the Brazos" in a WWII 2 1/2 ton truck! Come help us celebrate!

Have you heard of "Franksgiving"? In the summer of 1939, concerned retailers approached President Franklin Roosevelt. Th...
11/28/2019

Have you heard of "Franksgiving"? In the summer of 1939, concerned retailers approached President Franklin Roosevelt. The Christmas shopping season never started before Thanksgiving (refreshing!). But in 1939, Thanksgiving—which had been celebrated on the last Thursday of November since 1863—would land on November 30, which would curtail revenue. In August 1939, Roosevelt issued a Presidential Proclamation changing Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November.

This was a hugely unpopular decision. While 32 states adopted the earlier date, 16 refused to. In 1939, 1940, and 1941, two dates were celebrated, depending on the state. The later original date was nicknamed “Republican Thanksgiving” and the new early date “Democrat Thanksgiving” or “Franksgiving.”

By mid-1941, Roosevelt admitted the earlier date had no effect on retail sales figures. On October 6, 1941, the House of Representatives voted to move Thanksgiving back to the last Thursday of November. The Senate amended the bill on December 9, 1941 (despite the previous day’s declaration of war on Japan) to make the holiday fall on the fourth Thursday, an accommodation for five-Thursday Novembers. The president signed the legislation on December 26, 1941.

From Sarah Sundin's blog on Thanksgiving in WWII. Read more at Sarahsundlin.com

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! A special thank you to all who have served, are serving and especially those ...
11/28/2019

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! A special thank you to all who have served, are serving and especially those who can not come home for Thanksgiving. Without your service, we could not have a "healthy peacetime" in which to gather with friends and family to celebrate.

The third is freedom from want—which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants—everywhere in the world.
—Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union address introducing the theme of the Four Freedoms

27 November 1950 - Chosin
11/27/2019

27 November 1950 - Chosin

27 November 1950 - Chosin⁠

Never was a Marine division in greater danger of being cut to pieces. The 9th Chinese Army Group hurled over 100,000 men against the 20,000-man 1st Marine Division, its units strewn along miles of the bad road near the “Frozen” Chosin Resevoir. The 5th and 7th Marines, surrounded at Yudam-ni, faced the greatest danger. ⁠

Critical to their safe extraction was Toktong Pass, the choke-point of the escape route, defended against Chinese assaults for five bloody nights by Fox Company, 7th Marines, commanded by Captain William Barber. Fox Company’s gritty defense of Toktong Pass remains one of the most compelling stories in American military history. ⁠

To find out more about Chosin head to our Korean War Gallery. ⁠

Image: “THE ROAD BACK – Astonished Marines of the 5 th and 7 th Regiments, who hurled back a surprise onslaught by three Chinese Communist divisions hear that they are to withdraw.⁠
In five days and nights of below zero winds and icy roads, from November 28 th to⁠
December 3d, they fought back fifteen miles through Chinese hordes to Hagaru-ri on the⁠
southern tip of Chosin Reservoir, where they are organized for the epic forty mile fight⁠
down mountain trails to the sea. They brought out their wounded and their equipment.”⁠
DEFENSE DEPT PHOTO (MARINE CORPS)⁠

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#USMCMuseum #military #Marines #USMC #SemperFi #history #Korea #Chosin #OTD #thisdayinhistory

The museum will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for Thanksgiving. Regular hours resume on Friday as we celebrate the...
11/25/2019

The museum will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for Thanksgiving. Regular hours resume on Friday as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the museum building opening!

Looking for that perfect Christmas present? Nothing beats riding in a WWII tank! Only at History in Motion on December 7...
11/25/2019

Looking for that perfect Christmas present? Nothing beats riding in a WWII tank! Only at History in Motion on December 7 can you ride for one loop around the arena in a Sherman tank for a $100 tax-deductible donation. Rides will be all day between vehicle and weapons demonstrations. See the website for more details - http://americangimuseum.org/events/events-history-in-motion/

That's a wrap on Brazos Valley Gives! We are so grateful to  Jack Buckley for sponsoring the "Pay it Forward" prize for ...
11/21/2019

That's a wrap on Brazos Valley Gives! We are so grateful to Jack Buckley for sponsoring the "Pay it Forward" prize for the most donations from 1-2 pm. We are overwhelmed with gratitude to have received this prize. Thank you again to everyone who took part in #BVGives. 😊🎉

Will you help us?  We need volunteers for the History in Motion Event on December 7.  Volunteers are needed to help with...
11/19/2019

Will you help us? We need volunteers for the History in Motion Event on December 7. Volunteers are needed to help with on-site parking, admission and concession tents and general event help.
History In Motion 2019 Volunteer Signup - https://signup.com/go/BhOaKPW

Volunteers are welcome to stay and enjoy the event after the conclusion of their shift. Most shifts are 4 hours and will count towards required volunteer hours for organizations! For more information, see the sign-up or contact the museum: [email protected]!

We were very excited to have Boy Scouts Troop 1775 from Huffman, Texas visit the museum on Saturday.  Contact us if you ...
11/18/2019

We were very excited to have Boy Scouts Troop 1775 from Huffman, Texas visit the museum on Saturday. Contact us if you have a group that would like a guided tour of the museum!

#museumtour #boyscouts #cubscouts #dayatthemuseum

Hear the rumble of historic tanks, vehicles and the boom of artillery at the Museum of the American G.I.’s “History in M...
11/18/2019

Hear the rumble of historic tanks, vehicles and the boom of artillery at the Museum of the American G.I.’s “History in Motion” on December 7, 2019. Feel the ground shake as the tanks, vehicles, and artillery take to the arena in a fantastic display of historic military might! At the Museum of the American G.I., you will see one of the finest collections of pristinely restored vehicles in the South!

This action-packed day has fun activities for the entire family! There will be vehicle and weapons demonstrations throughout the day. In between the demonstrations, you can see historic military vehicles up close and learn what it takes to crew them or take a ride in the back of a WWII 2 1/2 ton truck or Humvee.

Gates open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last new entry at 3 pm). Come early and stay all day! You will not want to miss anything. Food vendors will be on-site to make sure no one goes hungry! Tickets are $10 Adults, $5 Kids (5-11), Under 5 free with parking on-site or access via Santa's Wonderland Parking.

Schedule:
10:00 AM- Gates Open
10:30 AM – Opening Ceremony
11:30 AM – Weapons Demonstration featuring: flame thrower and 105 Howitzer
12:00 PM - Light Vehicle Demonstration featuring our M8 Greyhound, M5A1 Stuart, M24 Chaffee
12:30 PM - Weapons Demonstration featuring: flame thrower and Rifle Grenades
1 PM- History In Motion
Light Vehicles/Tanks - M8 Greyhound, M5A1 Stuart, M24 Chaffee
German Vehicles - Halftrack, StuG III
Tank Destroyers - M3 Gun Motor Carriage, M18 Hellcat
Medium Tanks - M4A1, M4A3, M4A4 Shermans
Final Salute to the Red, White, and Blue
2:30 PM - Weapons Demonstration featuring: flame thrower and Small Weapons
3:00 PM- Tank Destroyer Demonstration
3:30 PM - Weapons Demonstration featuring: flame thrower, small weapons, and 105 Howitzer
4:00 PM- Medium Tank Demonstration featuring our Sherman Tanks

Bring $10 Cash Donation to take a selfie in the WWII tank or fire a machine gun (gas adapted)! Make sure you visit the artillery range for the opportunity to pull the lanyard on a historic 75 mm Howitzer ($40/round) and the transportation station for the opportunity to ride in a WWII tank (*$100) for one loop around the arena! * Tax-deductible donation with proceeds going to maintaining the museum’s collection

Rain date Dec. 14

History in Motion is a 'Special Event day' - regular museum admission prices are not valid

Volunteers are needed and appreciated. To signup please go to:
https://signup.com/go/BhOaKPW

The History in Motion program and vehicles listed to take part are subject to health and safety, operational, weather and mechanical considerations. The Museum of the American G.I. reserves the right to amend or modify the program or withdraw vehicles, at any time without notification when reasonably required in accordance with its own best-practice procedures or those of exhibit owners. As with all historic machines, the appearance of any vehicle or tank in the arena display is subject to its mechanical reliability on the day.

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Address

19124 TX-6 S
College Station, TX
77845

General information

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 10AM -5:00 PM Sunday: noon - 5PM Monday - Tuesday: Group tours (10 +) by appointment Mailing Address: PO Box 9599 College Station, Texas 77842

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(979) 690-0501

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