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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Fifth grade in the American Freedom Museum

March 27,

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 compares D-Day to the Iliad

February 20,

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.

AFM Memorial Ground Breaking

September 11, 2018

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 […]

2018 East Texas Salute

May 18, 2018

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 […]

East Texas Salute is on Saturday

May 09, 2018

  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, […]

War of 1812 Cannon is now in the American Freedom Museum

April 27, 2018

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 […]

East Texas Salute 2018: Honoring Vietnam Veterans

April 20, 2018

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 […]

American Freedom Museum: Fun Fact Friday

April 06, 2018

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 […]

Middle School computer classes took class to the AFM this week

March 23, 2018

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.

American Freedom Museum: Fun Fact Friday

March 23, 2018

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 […]

Dan Patrick visits American Freedom Museum

March 02, 2018

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.

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