Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, 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.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum by using our Greenville holiday planner.
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I am a history buff and have always enjoyed museums. Sometimes small, personal museums are are just as good as the big ones. This museum is nice little gem. I wish I had had a while longer to just lin... read more »
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... read more »
I really enjoyed visiting this museum. Mom loved it! Brought back some childhood memories. It is not a large museum, but there is plenty to see.
So much to see it would take more than one day to see everything. Such a variety of exhibitions. Well worth the stop.
This was a great museum. Had lots of information and displays made it very interesting.
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