American Cotton Museum Inc, Greenville

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The Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum is located at 600 Interstate 30 East, in the city of Greenville, county of Hunt, in the U.S. state of Texas. It was established in 1987. Cotton was Hunt County's largest cash crop in the early 20th century, and the museum features a "History of Cotton Exhibit".Much of the focus of the museum is dedicated to military veterans. Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy was born in Hunt County and worked in Greenville before entering the military. The Hunt County War Memorial was dedicated on the museum's grounds in 2004. The memorial features a 10ft bronze statue of Murphy created by Greenville artist Gordon Thomas. Granite stones that circle the monument are carved with the names of the county's war dead. Other stones contain quotes from Murphy, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.In 2012, the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio transferred its collection of Murphy-related memorabilia to the museum for its permanent collection. The museum sponsors the area's annual Audie Murphy Days, usually scheduled in June.
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  • I grew up watching Audie Murphy movies, so, this was a treat for me to get his background information. What an amazing guy! But the museum has more, there are snippets of the county history, history o...  more »
  • This place is a walk back in time, for all tho se who grew up farming in the rural south. In addition to a large assotment of antique items and equipment from days gone by they have a large assotment ...  more »
  • Lots of history of the community and stuff about Audie Murphy. A real nice experience a great value for the price of admission. Come and see how Hunt County was in the early days when cotton was King....  more »
  • Fantastic Museum that combines cotton info as well as Audie Murphy Museum. Interactive and knowledgeable staff on site.
  • Very well done small museum combining history of east Texas cotton industry and a tribute to local WW2 hero, Audie Murphy. We spent two hours there with our two grandsons, 6 and 11. They weren't ready to leave but we were running late to another appointment.
  • This museum is dedicated to the military heros of Hunt County, in particular Audie Murphy, and to the industry that put it on the map, cotton. It is full on interesting artifacts and interactive areas. You will leave understanding more about the county and a feeling of gratitude towards those who created it.
  • Very nice and informative
  • Interesting and educational.

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