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.
Mr. Loudermilk’s 6th grade class spent Monday in the Museum learning about the history of communication. Computers use special binary languages to translate, store, and communicate date. Using binary code and signal flags, students encoded secret messages just like soldier’s did in the War Between States.
From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Q: Which U.S. President served as the President of Princeton University? A: Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson had an esteemed career as an academic and university president before entering politics. Wilson graduated from Princeton University (then called the College of New Jersey) in 1879 and went on to […]
On Wednesday, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, visited the American Freedom Museum on the campus of The Brook Hill School. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, who is a long-time history enthusiast, enjoyed a personal tour with the school and museum’s founder, Stephen Dement.
From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: The Texas Declaration of Independence was produced, literally, overnight. Its urgency was paramount, because while it was being prepared, the Alamo in San Antonio was under siege by Santa Anna’s army of Mexico. The document was the formal declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from […]
From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Q: Which president was often called the Little Magician? A: Martin Van Buren. Van Buren was often called the “Little Magician” for his skill and wit and for being the main man responsible for organizing the Democratic Party. With this type of resume, you would think that […]
Mrs. Ponce’s 4th grade class enjoyed the museum visit on the “Texas Revolution” February 20.
From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: To some, the observance of Presidents’ Day in the United States goes unnoticed. The local newspapers splash ads of “President’s Day Sales!” and many get the day off from work, but have you ever stopped to think about this important day of recognizing our United States Presidents? […]
From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Q: Which president was a tailor in his early working life? A: Andrew Johnson. No president has ever risen from such meager beginnings as Andrew Johnson. Born in North Carolina to a landless laborer and a washerwoman, Johnson lived in extreme poverty and never spent a day […]
Mrs. Williams’s class went to the American Freedom Museum this week to do research on their Texas history projects. They are making a brochure on people who immigrated to Texas in the 1800s and the history around that time.
From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Q: Who is the only president to have served only one month in office? A: William Henry Harrison. Harrison was sixty-eight years old when he took office. You would think that he would have listened to his mother, who most likely told him once if she told him a […]
From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Q: Which president was one of the youngest pilots in U.S. Navy history? A: George H.W. Bush. George Bush is a hero, not just for being a chief executive, but for being a brave nineteen-year-old who was a fearless TBM Avenger (Torpedo Bomber) aviator in the Pacific […]