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Museum Holiday Hours

December 15,

From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Are you interested in visiting the American Freedom Museum during the holiday season? You totally can! Below are the hours we are open to the public: Wednesday, December 13th: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Open to the public Saturday, December 16th: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Open […]

American Freedom Museum: Fun Fact Friday

December 15,

From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Q: Which president gave a baby gift to his wife when she was born? A: Grover Cleveland. As a bachelor, Cleveland was a law partner with his good friend Oscar Folsom. When a new baby was welcomed to Folsom’s family, Grover Cleveland was twenty-seven years old. Cleveland was […]

American Freedom Museum: Fun Fact Friday

December 08,

From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Q: Who was the first president to marry while in office? A: John Tyler. President Tyler had enjoyed a twenty-nine-year marriage to his wife Letitia Christian Tyler. They had seven children together. His wife suffered a stroke and died his second year in office. She was the first […]

American Freedom Museum: Fun Fact Friday

December 01,

From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Q: Which President had three and a half tons of Jelly Beans shipped to the White House for his presidential inauguration? A: Ronald Wilson Reagan. Three and a half tons of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans were shipped to the White House for Reagan’s 1981 presidential inauguration. The […]

American Freedom Museum: Fun Fact Friday

November 15,

From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Q: Which president was the first to have electricity in the White House? A: Benjamin Harrison. Electricity came to the White House as part of a plan for wiring the State, War & Navy Building next door. The Edison Company installed a generator for both buildings and […]

Thank you for your service

November 10,

From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: A majority of America’s presidents came to office as Veterans. Twenty-six of our 45 Presidents served in the military. Presidential Veterans often coincided with America’s military engagements. Until World War II, a majority of our presidents had served in the Army. Since then, most have served in […]

Second grade goes to the American Freedom Museum

November 03,

“Our visit to the museum was our first visit in 2nd grade so it was mostly just to expose our students to the museum and allow any students new to Brook Hill to see the museum,” Heidi Berry said. “Of course it is always full of American history, so there’s that, too!”

American Freedom Museum: Fun Fact Friday

November 03,

Q: What president’s birthplace is celebrated in a best-selling building set for children? A: Abraham Lincoln’s log cabin. One of the most successful toys associated with the presidency is Lincoln Logs, which lets children build log cabins that look the way the public imagined the early home of Lincoln. John Lloyd Wright, son of renowned […]

Seventh grade boys take choir practice into the American Freedom Museum

November 03,

The 7th grade boys choir spent a class period in the American Freedom Museum recently learning about Texas songs. The students learned the history of songs such as The Eyes of Texas and Deep in the Heart of Texas, as well as the present state song, Texas Our Texas. After the lesson, they voted on […]

American Freedom Museum: Fun Fact Friday

October 27,

Q: What popular stuffed toy was named for a president? A: The Teddy Bear. The adventurous Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was a great outdoorsman and loved to hunt. However, a 1902 newspaper cartoon by Clifford Berryman showed the president in a different light. In Berryman’s drawing, Roosevelt refuses to shoot a defenseless bear cub that had […]

American Freedom Museum: Fun Fact Friday

October 20,

From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Q: Which President was given a speeding ticket for riding his horse too fast down a Washington street? A: Ulysses S. Grant. The former general loved to ride – and he loved to ride fast. Grant brought his favorite horses with him to the White House and enjoyed […]