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.
Eleventh grade Humanities has been studying the Cold War (Cuban Missile Crisis, Korean War, Vietnam War). Yesterday, the students identified all the presidents who were in office during the Cold War in the Hall of Presidents, and then learned/read about their significance and the impact they had through the war. They also focus on the […]
Our seventh grade classes have been in the American Freedom Museum this week studying the genetics of our presidents. They have been analyzing the genetics of each president and first lady to figure out which traits are available for their kids. They studied the phenotype of each president and his wife and then created a […]
Our Business Principles class visited the museum on Tuesday this week to learn about presidential leadership styles. Students were tasked with deciding if a president was an autocratic, democratic, or laisse fair leader based on their decision making style, public communication abilities, political skill, vision, and emotional IQ. Students were then asked to rank order these […]
Our fifth graders have a special task at the AFM. They are to find something in the museum that they can research and be able to present the history and information on. They are in the middle of studying their chosen pieces now and will present in class and next year as they shadow rising sixth graders.
Mr. English’s 9th Grade Humanities classes made a visit to the American Freedom Museum. They were learning some of the history surrounding D-Day during WWII. They will be taking the facts they learned about D-Day/WWII and comparing those to what they’ve learned about the Trojan War through their reading of the Iliad.
Early next year, the American Freedom Museum will open a new one-of-a-kind outdoor memorial and educational exhibit. In keeping with the Museum’s mission, this exhibit will honor American veterans and military personnel for the sacrifices they have made to ensure our freedoms while also educating this and future generations about our rich American heritage. Through the generosity […]
We had over 6,500 people join us for this year’s East Texas Salute this past Saturday. It was a great day of honoring our veterans who have courageously served our country and recognizing hundreds of our Vietnam veterans. Thank you to everyone who came out to support and say thank you to our military men […]
We hope you will join us for the East Texas Salute this Saturday, May 12th, honoring all veterans and recognizing our Vietnam Veterans! Below is a schedule of the day’s events: • Parade (beginning at Stewart Funeral Home) with military vehicles carrying some of our Vietnam veterans down Old Jacksonville Highway to the Museum, […]
From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: This cannon was manufactured in 1795. Although there is no definitive information on its manufacturer, the axle is marked “Kinsley Iron & Machine,” an iron and machine shop in Canton, Massachusetts that began operating in 1787. They are known to have produced muskets for the U.S. Army […]
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 all veterans along with a Welcome Home Parade and Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans from all over Texas, on Saturday, May 12th, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The event will be […]
From the desk of Jan Hommel, Museum Director: Q: Which two U.S. Presidents were Pen Pals? A: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Nothing but mutual love and respect was evident when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson first met. Their backgrounds could not have been more different: Adams, a Yankee lawyer who abhorred slavery, almost never […]