NMWF Contact: Mr. Bob Crouch, (254) 213-5014
KILLEEN, Texas – Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) and the National Mounted Warfare Foundation (NMWF) will conduct an official groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I of the National Mounted Warrior Museum (NMWM) at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 19 here.
The ceremony will take place in the vicinity of the new museum’s site, located between the Marvin Leath Visitors Center and the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment stables. Participants in the ceremony will observe the CDC’s guidelines for minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
The NMWM will be a state-of-the-art, 21st Century museum honoring the legacy of soldiers and units that have served on Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) and the history of mounted combat in the United States Army. Both the 1st Cavalry Division Museum and the 3rd Cavalry Regiment Museum will incorporate their collections into the NMWM. The staff from those museums will transfer, along with the artifacts, to the new museum, and the old museums will close, leaving the NMWM as the only museum on Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos).
Officials project Phase I of the 58,000 square foot National Mounted Warrior Museum to open in 2022. Phase I of the Museum will feature 13,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space and 7,000 square feet of temporary / opportunity exhibit space. Visit http://nmwfoundation.org for more information, to make a donation, or to order a memorial brick.
Media who wish to cover this event should register here. On Nov. 19, Media should meet Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) Public Affairs in the Southside parking lot of the visitors center at 9 a.m.