Street Address
2903 Asbury Street
Brownwood, TX 76801
Mailing Address
2903 Asbury Street
Brownwood, TX 76801
Museum Type(s)
Staff
DaLin Morrow, Administrative Assistant
phone: 325-646-3717

Description

The main purpose of the museum is to provide education for the citizens of Texas in the history of firearms, the positive impact firearms have had in the development of Texas and this country, the safe handling of firearms, and the beneficial aspects of firearms ownership and their use for sporting and other purposes.

The centerpiece of our educational efforts will be the museum collection itself and related lectures, demonstrations, seminars, hands-on learning exhibits, oral history events, and publications.

We plan on appealing to three types of visitors: the general public, firearms enthusiasts, and serious collectors and researchers. For example, we plan on displaying the collection in such a way that the firearms are viewed in their historical context, thus making their contribution to a specific period of history tie with other events to which the general public can relate.

At the same time, more information (caliber, country of origin, dates used, model number, etc.) about each firearm will be posted. For the serious collector, very detailed information (list of each marked part manufacturer, ordnance acceptance marks, proof marks, month and year of manufacture, complete model specifications, e.g. Model 1909/24 short rifle arsenal conversion, cartouche details, and other similar details) will be available.

A research library is planned, along with space for restorations and repair work. Currently there are 400+ firearms available for display, along with many related items.

Since firearms can be dangerous when handled carelessly or improperly or when misused, safety education, including fundamental principles of firearms operation, will be emphasized. Displays will be accessible for viewing by visitors of all ages. Provision will be made to accommodate disabled visitors.

Mission

The main purpose of the museum is to provide education for the citizens of Texas in the history of firearms, the positive impact firearms have had in the development of Texas and this country, the safe handling of firearms, and the beneficial aspects of firearms ownership and their use for sporting and other purposes.

Artifacts Collections

Currently there are 400+ firearms available for display along with many related items.

Educational Programs

Currently (Fall 2005) plans are under development.

    Governance

    501 (c) (3)

    Library

    Access: Staff Only

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Currently (Fall 2005) under development.