Military Heritage Collection of North Texas
WHY ARE WE DIFFERANT
Entrance to the museum is free, we don't believe that people should pay to see their history, its already been paid for by generations of the citizens of this country.
We are committed to a concept of "Hands on History" where people can interact and connect where possible with exhibits and not merely stare at items in glass cases at arms length.
The museum is built on stories, the story of the people and families connected to an artifact, the stories of how and why they were made or where and how they were used.
'If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten'
VEHICLES AND ACTIVITIES
The museum maintains a fleet of vehicles from motorcycles to armored vehicles. Visitors will often see the vehicles in operation and get the opportunity to ride in one or more of them.
We offer tank and vehicle driving subject to weather, please contact museum for details.
The firearms in the collection are periodically made available for the public to shoot, numbers have to be limited and we suggest you contact museum for details.
Schools and other groups are welcome, we ask that you schedule at least two weeks in advance for large bookings.
TANK AND VEHICLE RIDE/DRIVE
THE WEATHER IN TEXAS IS UNPREDICTABLE AND WE ARE UNABLE TO OPERATE VEHICLES DURING AND FOR A PERIOD AFTER BAD WEATHER. WE RECOMMEND YOU PHONE A FEW DAYS BEFORE TO CONFIRM WE ARE ABLE OPERATE VEHICLES.
THE MILITARY HERITAGE COLLECTION OF NORTH TEXAS
The museum is a 501C3 entity located outside of the town of Nevada in the South East corner of Colin County. About 30 mins from downtown Dallas the collection houses and maintains a range of exhibits, including military uniforms, weapons, military models, equipment, armoured and soft skinned vehicles. The exhibits are supplemented by audio-visual displays and an extensive collection of original artwork and prints.
The bulk of the collection has been donated by the public and continues to grow as more artifacts are entrusted into our care by veterans and their families.
Artifacts on display are not just limited to the United States military and a large number of artifacts from the British military and others round out our displays.
In 1936 Ed Cwalinski left New York on route to his new assignment with the US army in Hawaii. An ardent photographer he covered the entire trip from New York, the transit of the Panama Canal, San Fransisco and finally his arrival at Hawaii.
The collection gives a rare insight into Garision life in the US army in the late 1930's through the early 1940's.
Cwalinski was a very accomplished photographer and his unique position allowed him to capture intimate moments, parades and incredible reference photographs on period artillery, vehicles and equipment.