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.

Stop by our Hands on History event on July 18th and 19th to see the 6th Cavalry Group! They will be displaying WWII Hors...
07/12/2020

Stop by our Hands on History event on July 18th and 19th to see the 6th Cavalry Group! They will be displaying WWII Horse/ Mechanized Calvary displays.
Visit their page:
http://www.facebook.com/6thCavalryGroup/

#HandsonHistory #6thCavalryGroup

National Museum of the Marine Corps
07/11/2020

National Museum of the Marine Corps

11 July 1798 - The Corps' Other Birthday

#OTD in 1798, President John Adams signed “An Act Establishing a Marine Corps.”

The Continental Marines were established on November 10, 1775, which is considered the birthday of the Corps. This Act, signed by Adams, marked the rebirth of the Continental Marines, this time named the U.S. Marine Corps.

Learn more about the history of the Corps in our Defending the New Republic Gallery online virtual tour: http://www.virtualusmcmuseum.com

IMAGE CREDIT: “Living Emblem of the United States Marine” By Arthur Mole, John Thomas, Goldbeck, and others.

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#USMCMuseum #history #SemperFi #Marines

The Lone Star Living History Crew will be at our Hands on History event this July 18th and 19th! Be there to learn about...
07/10/2020

The Lone Star Living History Crew will be at our Hands on History event this July 18th and 19th! Be there to learn about the importance of the US Navy and USCG during WWII!
Visit their website for information about the organization:
https://www.lonestarlivinghistorycrew.com/

#HandsonHistory #lonestarlivinghistory

Mark your calendars! Join us this July 18th and 19th for our Hands on History event, where we will have interactive fun ...
07/06/2020

Mark your calendars! Join us this July 18th and 19th for our Hands on History event, where we will have interactive fun and educational activities for children of all ages! The activities will be on both Saturday and Sunday and last all day from 10 am to 5 pm. Kids will get the chance to take photos in a vehicle and play fun games — all while learning a great deal about U.S. military history.
For more information about the event, visit our website: https://americangimuseum.org/hands-on-history-3/

#HandsonHistory #MuseumoftheAmericanGI

Have you heard of the AEF? Today marks over 100 years since the American Expeditionary Forces were established during Wo...
07/05/2020

Have you heard of the AEF? Today marks over 100 years since the American Expeditionary Forces were established during World War I. The American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), a formation of the United States Army on the Western front of World War I, were established on July 5, 1917 in France under Major General John J. Pershing. The AEF fought alongside the French, British, Canadian, and Australian Armies against the German empire. A small portion of troops also fought alongside Italian Army units against the Austro-Hungarian Army.
#AEF #ThisDayinHistory #museumoftheamericangi

For more information on the AEF, visit our website:
https://americangimuseum.org/the-allied-expeditionary-force-officially-formed/

A great sight for Independence Day!
07/04/2020

A great sight for Independence Day!

Happy 244th, America! 🇺🇸

#USNavy
#USMC

Today is Independence Day! Independence Day is a day commemorating the United States’ adoption of the Declaration of Ind...
07/04/2020

Today is Independence Day! Independence Day is a day commemorating the United States’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. In doing so, the Continental Congress declared the thirteen American colonies as free and independent states. From the beginning, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the Declaration of Independence, rather than July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of the Congress.
#IndependenceDay #ThisDayinHistory

Visit our website for more information about Independence Day:
https://americangimuseum.org/independence-day/

Happy 4th of July! Reminder that our museum will be closed this weekend, July 4th and July 5th. Enjoy your Independence ...
07/04/2020

Happy 4th of July! Reminder that our museum will be closed this weekend, July 4th and July 5th. Enjoy your Independence Day!

#4thofJuly #IndependenceDay

While celebrating the 4th of July, take some time to read the words of the Declaration of Independence. On July 2nd, 177...
07/03/2020

While celebrating the 4th of July, take some time to read the words of the Declaration of Independence. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. On July 4th, 1776, delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, which was drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

#DeclerationofIndependence #IndependenceDay

The Museum of American GI will be closed this Saturday and Sunday, July 4th and 5th. Happy Independence Day! Have a fun ...
07/02/2020

The Museum of American GI will be closed this Saturday and Sunday, July 4th and 5th. Happy Independence Day! Have a fun and safe weekend!
#IndependenceDay #museumcorgi #texastankmuseum #museumofamericangi

Annie says "If I have to wear a mask, I will look good while doing it!"Masks are now required per Brazos County rules at...
07/01/2020

Annie says "If I have to wear a mask, I will look good while doing it!"
Masks are now required per Brazos County rules at the Museum of American GI.

Two of the reasons Marines love Chesty!  "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. W...
06/26/2020

Two of the reasons Marines love Chesty! "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." and "They [22 Chinese divisions] are a Damn Site Better Than The U. S. Army, At Least We Know That They Will Be There In The Morning."- Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, Dec 5-10 1950, Korean War

"Old breed? New breed? There's not a damn bit of difference as long as it's the Marine breed."

Happy birthday, Marine Corps legend "Chesty" Puller!

Born #OTD in 1898, Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, was a colorful veteran of the Korean War, four World War II campaigns and expeditionary service in China, Nicaragua and Haiti. He was one of the most decorated Marines in the Corps and the only Leatherneck ever to be awarded the Navy Cross 5 times for heroism and gallantry in action.

"Goodnight Chesty, wherever you are!"

Today is the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, which lasted from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. The ...
06/25/2020

Today is the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, which lasted from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953.

The Korean War was fought between South Korea (with support from the United States) and North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) that began on June 25, 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border. As a result of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, Korea was split into two sovereign states with both governments claiming to be the sole legitimate government over all of Korea and neither accepted the border as permanent.

There were an estimated 2-3 million civilian deaths as a result of the Korean war. Almost 40,000 Americans died in action in Korea, and more than 100,000 were wounded. Sadly, there are still 7,683 Americans listed as Missing in Action from the conflict. Over 5,300 remains are believed to still be in North Korea. #KoreanWar #70Years

Visit our website for more information about the Korean War: https://americangimuseum.org/korean-war/

It's time for Best of the Brazos! You can vote for us in five different categories including Best Museum, Best Family En...
06/24/2020

It's time for Best of the Brazos! You can vote for us in five different categories including Best Museum, Best Family Entertainment, Best Tourist Attraction, Best Birthday Parties, and Best Special Event Venue.

We encourage you to vote for our museum in any and all of these categories, but especially as Best Tourist Attraction!

When you register and send in your vote, you will receive a confirmation email with a special coupon from us. Come into the museum and show us this email, and you will be entered in our raffle for a free tank ride and free admission during our History in Motion event this November! #BestoftheBrazos #Vote #MuseumofTheAmericanGI

https://brazoslife.com/best-of-the-brazos-valley-voting/#/gallery?group=352633

Have you wondered what Juneteenth is, why it is celebrated and it connection to Texas History?  To learn the significanc...
06/19/2020

Have you wondered what Juneteenth is, why it is celebrated and it connection to Texas History? To learn the significance we have to step back a few months to General Robert E. Lee's surrender on April 9, 1865. Today we are used to "instant news" but back in 1865, news traveled slowly including the news of Lee's surrender. General Joe Johnston did not surrendered the Army of Tennessee and all remaining Confederate forces still active in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (totally 89,270 soldiers) to General Sherman until April 26, 1865. And it was not until May 26 that the last major Confederate command, the Army of the Trans-Mississippi surrendered.

It took longer for news and Union troops to reach Texas since it was one of the most remote slave states. On June 18, Union Army General Gordon Granger arrived at Galveston Island with 2,000 federal troops to occupy Texas on behalf of the federal government. The following day, June 19, Grander stood on the balcony of Galveston's Ashton Villa to read aloud the contents of "General Order No. 3", announcing the total emancipation of those held as slaves:

The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection therefore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.

Two years and 6 months after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, the estimated 250,000 enslaved people in Texas were finally free! While slavery did not formally end until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, Juneteenth is known and celebrated as Freedom day for the enslaved people in Texas.

Now you know the history and importance of Juneteenth!

To read more : https://www.nytimes.com/article/juneteenth-celebration-history.html

#thisdayinhistory #juneteenth

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19124 TX-6 S
College Station, TX
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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

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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

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Re: Living History Weekend Will there be any ARC/WAC reenactment units or individuals set up? Melanie
The British are coming! 79th Highland Regiment display last year. Books available to learn more about British army. We also did Living History demonstrations outside, firing .303 Enfield rifles. And, of course, always offering props for hands-on photo ops.
It was great meeting you during the D-Day 75th anniversary at the Geronimo Camp in Sainte-Mere Eglise. Keep up the amazing work!
CADEN SAYS THOSE TANKS ARE LOUD !
2016 LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND WITH MY CADEN.
REENACTORS! https://www.facebook.com/groups/451359098733491/ Land is approved. I would appreciate you joining this group to consider coming to this event that is in the Angelina National Forest near Broaddus, Texas (east Texas). This event will take place in February or March of 2020.
Photos from my Pearl Harbor collection, had the great opportunity to walk around the military bases when I was making my documentary.
Great Event of remembrance and education. The trenches, the battle, and the WWI tank and artillery, plus all the poppies made our day. Plus we got to meet a f-22 pilot from the army with some cool boots ! Thanks to everybody participating. Thanks to all the soldiers, and families, who served this great nation.
We still have spaces if you’re interested! https://goo.gl/forms/bKIHQzauym5jH5l12
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