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.

A friendly reminder that you can still vote (and vote every day) for the Readers Choice award.  Can we count on you to h...
05/17/2019
Check out Living History Weekend: Museum of The American G.I..

A friendly reminder that you can still vote (and vote every day) for the Readers Choice award. Can we count on you to help us drop the "best kept secret in the Brazos Valley" title? We are the only organization in three categories - Best local event for the Living History Weekend, Best museum, and best outdoor attraction. If you think we are the best in any or all of the categories, let your vote be heard! We appreciate your support and know our visitors and supporters are the BEST in the Brazos Valley!

Vote for your favorite businesses, events, and professionals TODAY! www.theeagle.com/readerschoice

Join us as we Remember the Fallen on May 25 & 26, 2019.  There will be new exhibits honoring the Brazos Valley Vietnam G...
05/16/2019

Join us as we Remember the Fallen on May 25 & 26, 2019. There will be new exhibits honoring the Brazos Valley Vietnam Gold Stars along with the Gold Star Aggies from WWI to Dessert Storm. Join us on Sunday, May 26 as we hold a Memorial Day Commemoration starting at 2:45 PM ending with a 21 -gun salute using two 105 mm Howitzers.

Did you know that Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the name "United Nations" for the twenty-six nations that pledged in 1942...
05/09/2019

Did you know that Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the name "United Nations" for the twenty-six nations that pledged in 1942 to fight together to defeat the Axis powers during World War II? January 1, 1942 the United States, the United Kingdom, the USSR and China signed the "Declaration by United Nations". Twenty two other nations signed the declaration the next day. By spring 1945 it was signed by 21 more nations. As the war progressed, the term "United Nations" became synonymous with the Allies. On VE-Day, Harry Truman announced Germany had surrendered to the United Nations.

Declaration by United Nations

A Joint Declaration by the United States, the United Kingdom, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, China, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Poland, South Africa, Yugoslavia
The Governments signatory hereto,

Having subscribed to a common program of purposes and principles embodied in the Joint Declaration of the President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dated August 14, 1941, known as the Atlantic Charter.

Being convinced that complete victory over their enemies is essential to defend life, liberty, independence and religious freedom, and to preserve human rights and justice in their own lands as well as in other lands, and that they are now engaged in a common struggle against savage and brutal forces seeking to subjugate the world,

DECLARE:

(1) Each Government pledges itself to employ its full resources, military or economic, against those members of the Tripartite Pact :and its adherents with which such government is at war.

(2) Each Government pledges itself to cooperate with the Governments signatory hereto and not to make a separate armistice or peace with the enemies.

The foregoing declaration may be adhered to by other nations which are, or which may be, rendering material assistance and contributions in the struggle for victory over Hitlerism.

Done at Washington

January First, 1942

https://www.un.org/en/sections/history-united-nations-charter/1942-declaration-united-nations/index.html

VE-Day - 74th Anniversary. "This is a solemn but glorious hour. General Eisenhower informs me that the forces of Germany...
05/08/2019
This Day In History-Victory In Europe

VE-Day - 74th Anniversary. "This is a solemn but glorious hour. General Eisenhower informs me that the forces of Germany have surrendered to the United Nations. The flags of freedom fly all over Europe" On May 8, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced on radio that Nazi Germany’s forces had surrendered. He went on to say "We can repay the debt which we owe to our God, to our dead, and to our children, only by work, by ceaseless devotion to the responsibilities which lie ahead of us. If I could give you a single watchword for the coming months, that word is work, work, and more work. We must work to finish the war. Our victory is only half over."

Victory in Europe (VE) Day May 8, 1945   Today is the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day.  This day is celebrated on May 8 of each year to signify the formal acceptance of Na…

Wow - Thank You! You voted the Museum of The American GI in the top three in three categories, Local Annual Event for th...
05/05/2019
Check out Living History Weekend: Museum of The American G.I..

Wow - Thank You! You voted the Museum of The American GI in the top three in three categories, Local Annual Event for the Living History Weekend, Museum and Outdoor Attractions in the The Eagle's Readers Choice Award 2019! Now it is time to vote who is best in each category. Will you help us earn top spot by voting us as best in one, two or all three categories? You can vote once per day for each entry and voting continues until 5/20 at 11:59 pm!

Vote for your favorite businesses, events, and professionals TODAY! www.theeagle.com/readerschoice

The Easter Bunny visited the museum early!  Hop on in and see what you can find!  #museumoftheamericangi  #corgisofinsta...
04/19/2019

The Easter Bunny visited the museum early! Hop on in and see what you can find!

#museumoftheamericangi #corgisofinstagram #tourguideannie.thecorgi #corgination @ Museum of The American GI

Happy Easter Weekend! The museum will be open Good Friday and Saturday but we will be closed on Easter Sunday.  Hop on i...
04/19/2019

Happy Easter Weekend! The museum will be open Good Friday and Saturday but we will be closed on Easter Sunday. Hop on in we would love to see you!

Welcome Mumford ISD 6th grade!  What a great group.  You asked wonderful questions.  We loved giving you a tour of the m...
04/16/2019

Welcome Mumford ISD 6th grade! What a great group. You asked wonderful questions. We loved giving you a tour of the museum.

Yum! Look at the last harvest from the fall planting in the Victory Garden!#victorygarden #museumgardens   @ Museum of T...
04/15/2019

Yum! Look at the last harvest from the fall planting in the Victory Garden!

#victorygarden #museumgardens @ Museum of The American GI

We got yellow squash, cucumbers, peppers, corn, tomatoes and cantaloupe planted in the Victory Garden. Soon we we will h...
04/15/2019

We got yellow squash, cucumbers, peppers, corn, tomatoes and cantaloupe planted in the Victory Garden. Soon we we will have the signs, stakes and vegetables markers. Follow along as we watch it grow. When we have enough produce, we will have some old fashioned canning activities!

#victorygarden #canning @ Museum of The American GI

Congratulations Squadron 5, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets  on a fantastic year!  You are an awesome outfit.  Loved having yo...
04/13/2019

Congratulations Squadron 5, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets on a fantastic year! You are an awesome outfit. Loved having you at at the museum for your Family Weekend Banquet.

Whoop!  Banquet time means pets and food for Annie but we must close early, 2pm, on Saturday.  Come see us from 10am -2p...
04/12/2019

Whoop! Banquet time means pets and food for Annie but we must close early, 2pm, on Saturday. Come see us from 10am -2pm or on Sunday from noon- 5pm!

#tamucorpsofcadets #tamu #tamufamilyweekend #corgination #TourguideAnnie.thecorgi

Tour Guide Annie is ready to welcome the Falcons of Squadron 16, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets  to their Parents Weekend Ban...
04/12/2019

Tour Guide Annie is ready to welcome the Falcons of Squadron 16, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets to their Parents Weekend Banquet! Gig'em Ags! Congratulations on a great year!

#tamu #tamucorpsofcadets #corgisofinstagram

The weather did not cooperate but the museum building was a great second option.  Way to go everyone!
04/06/2019

The weather did not cooperate but the museum building was a great second option. Way to go everyone!

Lightning within five! Everyone has moved to the indoor facility in short notice for safety— flexibility is the key to Air Power!

Here is a little of what has been happening at the museum today.  These guys did a great job of being flexible with the ...
04/06/2019

Here is a little of what has been happening at the museum today. These guys did a great job of being flexible with the weather!

Kicking off the FLX (Field Leadership Exercise) here at Museum of the American GI! Today, AS200 cadets will go through a series of scenarios to be evaluated on their ability to communicate and lead effectively. We are joined by 8 visiting detachments and are very excited to work with them! (yes even Louisiana)

Welcome Texas A&M Air Force ROTC Det 805!  The FLX has started.  As a reminder, the museum will be closed to the public ...
04/06/2019

Welcome Texas A&M Air Force ROTC Det 805! The FLX has started. As a reminder, the museum will be closed to the public today but we will be open again on Sunday.

04/05/2019
Hooked On Swing Dancing

Here's a little video to get you ready for tomorrow's 40s swing dance. There is no dress requirement - you can dress in 40s vintage fashion or any clothes and shoes you feel comfortable dressing in!
Come at 8pm ready to learn and at 9pm you will be ready to show off! Entry is only $6!

I have loved this song for a long time & I am also a fan of swing dancing so I decided to combine the two. I love that the song & the dancing is very upbeat,...

April is a busy month! The Museum of The American GI will be adjusting our hours for several special events during the m...
04/04/2019

April is a busy month! The Museum of The American GI will be adjusting our hours for several special events during the month of April.

The museum will be closed to the public Saturday April 6. You will see a lot of activity, but we will not be open because Texas A&M Air Force ROTC Det 805 is holding a special training exercise at the museum. Go Air Force! Good luck with the training exercise!

The weekend of April 13 & 14 is Texas A&M Family Weekend which means banquets! The museum will be closing at 2 PM on Saturday April 13 to host two Texas A&M Corps of Cadets outfit banquets.

Lastly we will be closed on Sunday April 21 for Easter.

Hope we did not confuse you too much!

To recap:
Saturday April 6 the museum will be closed to the public
Saturday April 13 - Museum closes early at 2 PM
Sunday April 21 - Museum closed for Easter

Are you ready to swing?  Friday, April 5, come enjoy a night of 40's Swing!  Doors open from 8 PM to 12AM.  Don't know h...
04/02/2019

Are you ready to swing? Friday, April 5, come enjoy a night of 40's Swing! Doors open from 8 PM to 12AM. Don't know how to swing? No problem! The Texas Aggie Swing Cats will be giving free lessons at 8PM with the Social Dance following at 9 PM. No partner required. Cost is $6 per person- Tickets at the door. Light refreshments available for purchase during the event. Only at the Museum of the American G.I.!

Annie gave her last tour of the day to a  Case Western Reserve Alumni tour  group.  Thank you for visiting the museum to...
03/30/2019

Annie gave her last tour of the day to a Case Western Reserve Alumni tour group. Thank you for visiting the museum today!

Tour Guide Annie says thank you The Big Event Texas A&M University for the help cleaning up after the Living History Wee...
03/30/2019

Tour Guide Annie says thank you The Big Event Texas A&M University for the help cleaning up after the Living History Weekend. Check back later for the after picture - they are still too clean!

Tour Guide Annie showed the midshipmen of the Naval ROTC Houston Consortium around the museum this morning after their a...
03/30/2019

Tour Guide Annie showed the midshipmen of the Naval ROTC Houston Consortium around the museum this morning after their awards ceremony. The Naval ROTCs of Prairie View A&M, University of Houston and Rice University comprise the Houston Consortium.

Did you know that National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed every year on March 29 as a way to thank and honor our n...
03/29/2019
History Snapshot-Vietnam War

Did you know that National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed every year on March 29 as a way to thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice? The commemoration honors all U.S. Armed Forces personnel with active duty service between November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975. Here are some facts that are often overlooked:

- Nine million Americans serving during that time
- of those 9 millon, 6.4 million are living today
- 2.7 million U.S. service members served in Vietnam
- 58,318 names are memorialized on a black granite wall in our Nation’s capital
- 304,000 were wounded
- 1,253 Missing in Action (MIA) heroes have not yet returned to American soil
- there were 2,500 Prisoners of War (POWs)

The commemoration makes no distinction between veterans who served in-county, in-theater, or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years.

http://americangimuseum.org/vietnam-war/

The Vietnam War November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975   The Vietnam War was a protracted conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and their allies in the south, known as the …

Today, we  honor  the 3,417 Vietnam Veterans from Texas that were Killed in Action or are still Missing in Action. The n...
03/29/2019

Today, we honor the 3,417 Vietnam Veterans from Texas that were Killed in Action or are still Missing in Action. The name of each veteran is on a hand embossed personalized dog tag found on the Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit. On this day set aside to honor Vietnam Veterans, please take a moment to reflect on the sacrifice of the 58,318 veterans who did not come home and the other 2.7 million U.S. service members who served in Vietnam.

The Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit is on permanent display at the Museum of The American GI. The exhibit was created by the Texas Vietnam Memorial Committee to honor all Texas Vietnam Veterans and to raise awareness and funds for the Texas Capitol Vietnam Monument.

Jasmine was also featured in The Eagle I am smiling because... Jasmine has been volunteering and interning at the Museum...
03/29/2019
"I'm graduating in May."

Jasmine was also featured in The Eagle I am smiling because... Jasmine has been volunteering and interning at the Museum of The American GI for the last two years where she has taken on the task of cataloging our collection. After graduation in May, she will be going on to graduate school to work on a Ph.D. While we are very sad to see her go, we know she will continue to do great things! Way to go Jasmine we are so proud of you. Thank you for all your hard work!

Jasmine Sausedo, College Station

The Museum of The American GI has been nominated in two The Eagle Reader's Choice Awards Categories - Best Museum and Be...
03/29/2019
2018 Reader's Choice Awards are here!

The Museum of The American GI has been nominated in two The Eagle Reader's Choice Awards Categories - Best Museum and Best Local Annual Event for the Living History Weekend.

Voting ends March 31. Will you help us drop the "Best kept secret of the Brazos Valley" category? We would appreciate your vote if you enjoy visiting the museum and especially if you liked the Living History Weekend.

Thanks so very much!

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We can not forget to thank our friends from G Company from the The Texas Military Forces Museum.  If you need more actio...
03/28/2019

We can not forget to thank our friends from G Company from the The Texas Military Forces Museum. If you need more action, Camp Mabry Open House/Muster Day event will be April 13 - 14.

Volunteers and historical reenactors from all over the country participated in the Living History Weekend, 22-24 March 2018, sponsored by the Museum of the America GI in College Station, TX.

The museum is a non-profit organization that maintains historical uniforms, weapons and equipment that have has been used in America’s conflicts. Their stated mission is to increase the publics appreciation of the American servicemen and woman living displays and historical re-actments.

Photo by Army Reserve Sgt. Rigo Cisneros

Another great group that helped make the Living History Weekend great!  Fox Company, 7th Regiment, 3rd Division Reenacte...
03/28/2019

Another great group that helped make the Living History Weekend great! Fox Company, 7th Regiment, 3rd Division Reenacted. Thank you guys for coming!

We had a great weekend at The Museum of The American GI in College Station, TX. We were portraying men of the 6th Cavalry Group in Normandy with our friends from 6th Cavalry Group - Reenacted.

Thank you Sgt. Rigo Cisneros for the great article of the Living History Weekend and the volunteers who make it happen. ...
03/28/2019
Central Texas museum brings history to life

Thank you Sgt. Rigo Cisneros for the great article of the Living History Weekend and the volunteers who make it happen. The mission of the Museum of the American G.I. is to Preserve - Honor-Educate. The Living History weekend is a way for us make "History Come Alive" as we honor our veterans and educate the public about their sacrifices.

Thank you 211th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment for attending the event the Living History Weekend.

Volunteers and historical re-enactors from all over the country participated in the Living History Weekend, 22-24 March 2018, sponsored by the Museum of the America GI in College Station, TX. The museum is a non-profit organization that maintains his...

03/27/2019
211th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Preserve - Honor - Educate , this embodies the Museum of the American G.I. and is the guiding principle of all our events. We are blessed to have a group of Living Historians who also believe in honoring our veterans and teaching the public. This wonderful video is from the 211th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

The Museum of The American GI is a living history museum dedicated to preserving the equipment, uniforms, and memories of all American servicemembers. U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. James Barrington has the story below of how they do just that through demonstrations and reenactments.

03/26/2019
211th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Denny Hair and Patton's Third Army Living Historians brought General Patton to life this weekend. Visitors toured a pristine recreation of General Patton's Command Van. Thank you Denny for coming and may you continue to "Preserve - Honor - Educate" for many more years!

Sgt. Michael Thorn brings us this multimedia piece from Saturday's World War II reenactment at the Museum of The American GI featuring the event's theater commander, General George S. Patton!

A big thank you to Ellie Rutan, Livvy Vander Pluym, Katy Oates and Becca Vander Pluym for coming to the Living History W...
03/25/2019

A big thank you to Ellie Rutan, Livvy Vander Pluym, Katy Oates and Becca Vander Pluym for coming to the Living History Weekend to teach the visitors about Women in WWII. Don't they look great!

This exhibit was something special! A great collection of WWII women's uniforms owned by Kraig Tabor and Ellie Rutan.  W...
03/25/2019

This exhibit was something special! A great collection of WWII women's uniforms owned by Kraig Tabor and Ellie Rutan. We have been following Ellie's Legacy Of Our Fathers Project for a while. She is an amazing young women. Thank you Kraig and Ellie for bringing your wonderful display to the Living History Weekend. Hope you will come again next year (and several times before then)!

The women's display of WWII and Korean women's military uniforms. Collection mostly owned by Kraig Tabor. Next post will be pictures of the ladies at the display 🙂

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19124 TX-6 S
College Station, TX
77845

General information

Hours: Friday - Saturday: 10AM -5:30 PM Sunday: noon - 5PM Monday - Thursday: Group tours (10 +) by appointment Mailing Address: PO Box 9599 College Station, Texas 77842

Opening Hours

Friday 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(979) 690-0501

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