|1289 N. 2nd St., Abilene, Texas 79601|
Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1289 N 2nd Street, Abilene, Texas
68th National Reunion
Wednesday-Sunday July 30 - Aug 3, 2014
stay tuned for more details...
The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum is gearing up for a busy November.
On November the 9th at 11:00 am the annual Veteran's Day Parade will be held Downtown Abilene.
November the 11th the museum will be open from 12pm- 5pm in observance of Veteran's Day.
The big news is on November the 14th at 6:15pm the Living History Group will be staging a Mock Battle on Cypress Street in front of the Center for Contemporary Arts. Abilene Police Department has approved the group’s use of blank ammunition. This urban skirmish between US and German Forces will demonstrate the sights and sounds of a WWII small unit battle. After the battle, the group will lead the crowd to The Paramount Movie Theater to watch the free premiere of a documentary film on Lt. Col. Dyess.
The museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day but will open Friday the 29th at 12pm - 5pm.
In recent news the Living History Group featured a candy stop at "Boo at the Zoo". The group won a prize for Best Story. Museum's curator William Lenches portrayed Indiana Jones while the rest of the group dressed as WWII era comic book heroes guarding the idol that Jones rescued from the Nazis. This was a fun event that allowed the group to introduce the museum and WWII to a very young audience.
The museum has had a few visits from new 12th Armored Legacy what a great pleasure to show these guests the history of their family member. As always the museum staff is available to assist legacy with their research. We also had 100 fifth grade students from Clyde ISD tour the museum and learn about WWII from Bill and Jennifer.
Distance Learning is near completion. Equipment was installed recently that will allow the museum to teach students in rural schools live.
Museum staff and volunteers wish everyone a safe and happy Holiday this month.