Hispanic Heritage Month: Military History Museum

HOUSTON - The Military History Museum is a 501©(3) not-for-profit charitable institution dedicated to the preservation of our nation's military history.  The original intent of the museum is to maintain the memory of our American soldiers.

Housed in Houston's historic East End, the Military History Museum is the first of what will hopefully become a museum district in the Second Ward (the Houston Maritime Museum and the Houston Railroad Museum are considering a move to the East End).  Families and children are exactly who the MHM's Jesse Hernandez hopes to attract to his museum.

The museum holds an extensive collection of artifacts covering all of the armed services of the United States, currently displaying a vast cross section spanning from 1836 through the Gulf War.  The museum is dedicated to the education of the youth of today and tomorrow, helping them understand that freedom does not come without personal sacrifice.

The Military History Museum is currently undergoing renovations, and plans to reopen in late 2012. Log on to www.militaryhistorymuseum.us or email jfmuseum@yahoo.com for more information or to schedule a private tour.

This Hispanic Heritage Month profile was written, edited and produced by Mario Parks, a senior at Texas Southern University.

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