(See my other Texas Military Forces Museum related posts – The living history group at the Texas Military Forces Museum conducts a reenactment each year near Veterans Day. This year ‘G Company” will be presenting “Close Assault: 1944” the weekend of November 12–13, 2022.
G Company is part of the official living history detachment of the Texas National Guard. It operates under the auspices of the Texas Military Forces Museum. The members are all military history enthusiasts and volunteers with the Museum.
The 36th Infantry Division which is what the Texas National Guard was federalized as in WWII saw action in Europe. The Museum contains many artifacts from the WWII period. The reenactment brings to life some of the history from the war.
Watch the reenactment featuring an M4A3 Sherman Tank and M3 Halftrack. Learn about the uniforms and equipment of both the US and German infantry. Stroll by the 50 vehicles and aircraft outside the Museum, then come inside and explore 200 years of Texas Military history in the 45,000 sq. ft. Building.
If you can’t visit this weekend, the museum is always free and is open 10AM to 4PM Tuesday thru Sunday. If you are unable to visit the Museum in person, there are now four Virtual Tours. Go to this website and you can view tours of:
- The Great Hall
- The 19th Century Gallery
- 36th Gallery-WWI and WWII
- Cold War to Global War on Terror.
The Texas Military Forces Museum is located in Building 6 on Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas. The street address of Camp Mabry is 2200 West 35th Street. While the Museum is open to the public, all adults must show a photo I.D. for entry to Camp Mabry.
If you have an interest in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages on my site of interest.
The World War II Resources page is a constantly growing collection of more than 590 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.
The World War II Timeline page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.
The About WWII page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.