The Brook Hill School is unlike any other day and boarding school because it is home to The American Freedom Museum. Located in Founder’s Hall, the museum boasts over 650 artifacts from our nation’s history.


The American Freedom Museum illuminates the American experience during crucial moments in our nation’s history. From the hills and valleys of the American Revolution to the sands of Iraq and Afghanistan, you will step into history and discover the journey of those in our nation’s military who have courageously and heroically sacrificed to ensure the many freedoms that we enjoy today. Our mission is to Honor American veteran’s and military personnel for the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms; Educate this and future generations about our rich heritage; and Inspire others to achieve greatness. This is America’s story.


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Do you know the story of the Fourth of July?

July 03,

From the desk of Jan Hommel, Director of the American Freedom Museum: We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. However,      • July 4, 1776 was not the day that the Continental Congress […]

Memorial Day at the American Freedom Museum

May 26,

Join as this Memorial Day weekend as we honor those who gave their lives for our nation’s freedoms. Memorial Day Weekend Hours: Saturday, May 27th 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, May 29th 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fascinating Facts About Memorial Day: • Memorial Day was formerly known as Decoration Day commemorating the Union […]

General Patton’s grandson at Brook Hill for the ETX Salute

May 19,

The Brook Hill School was honored to host the grandson of General George S. Patton, Jr. this past weekend. George Patton Waters, from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, was the keynote speaker for the 2017 East Texas Salute event. At a dinner in his honor on Friday evening, Mr. Waters shared personal stories about his grandfather. […]

Join us at the East Texas Salute tomorrow

May 12,

We hope you will join us for the East Texas Salute tomorrow, May 13th, honoring our World War II and Korean War Veterans! Below is a schedule of the day’s events: • Parade of World War II military vehicles carrying some of our WW II veterans down Old Jacksonville Highway to the Museum, led by […]

Don’t miss the East Texas Salute at the American Freedom Museum

April 27,

The American Freedom Museum’s mission is to Honor American veterans and military personnel for the sacrifices they have made to ensure the many freedoms we enjoy each day, to Educate this and future generations about our rich American heritage, and to Inspire others to achieve greatness in their lives as the men and women throughout […]

Fifth grade searches for great American symbols

April 27,

Mrs. Savage’s fifth grade class visited the American Freedom Museum for a “Great American Symbols” scavenger hunt. Each student was given a picture of an American symbol to find in the museum. They also had to find out why it is an important symbol to America and present their information and symbol to the entire […]

East Texas Salute 2017: Honoring World War II and Korean War Veterans

April 07,

The American Freedom Museum, Texas Veteran’s Classic Car Show and the American Veteran’s Traveling Tribute (AVTT), will host their annual East Texas Salute Honoring World War II and Korean War Veterans from all over East Texas, on Saturday, May 13th, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event will be held on the grounds of […]

Virginia Military Institute at the American Freedom Museum

March 31,

Students and faculty welcomed The Virginia Military Institute to The American Freedom Museum this past week. Representatives shared admissions information about the Institute and answered questions. Those in attendance actually got to have a conversation with a current student via FaceTime who is at VMI and who is from Tyler!

West Point on campus

March 24,

Evan Merritt, a senior at West Point, visited Brook Hill this week to talk with students and answer questions they had about the Military Academy. Evan had great information to share with us, and we were able to share The American Freedom Museum with him before he left campus.

Seventh grade studies genetics at the American Freedom Museum

March 24,

Seventh graders in Coach Collin’s class continued their genetics study and looked at how DNA is passed on. They ventured down to the American Freedom Museum and looked at the presidents and first ladies and predicted what traits their kids would inherit.

SPARC week continues for “See it, Snap it, Improve it”

March 24,

After reviewing the basics of photo composition, the “See It, Snap It, Improve It” SPARC students were giving full access to the American Freedom Museum for an in-depth photo shoot. The group, led by David Dickerson and Kenna Kempton, consisted of Sophomores Ruby Timmons and Natalie Kirkpatrick and Freshmen Natalie Travis and Raylyn Clark.  

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