The National Vietnam War Museum

The Vietnam Experience - Rembering, Honoring, Understandin

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12685 Mineral Wells Hwy, Weatherford, Texas
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Funds are being raised for Phase 1 NOW!
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When? How?

  • We can break ground as soon as funds are available or pledged.
  • Allow 6 months for construction weather permitting.
  • Dr. Ray Sherry of Cleburne will oversee all phases of the project.
  • We can have a grand opening in 2016 - with your help.

How can you help?

  • Turnkey Construction requires: $1,000,000
  • Currently in the bank: $250,000 +
  • Building Naming Rights/Lead donor: $200,000
  • Gallery Naming Rights: $100,000
  • Builders Club Members: One time donationof $10,000 (Current members 5/5/16  Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home, Charles & Dorothy Bogle, The Carle E. Kessler Family Foundation, John & Monica Chesnut, Betty Boyd Dettre, Fort Wolters Chapter VHPA, In Honor & Memory of Richard C. Allen (Laine Perry), Norman D. & Margaret N. McMullen, Bill & Judy Murphy, Dave & Lorraine Pashby, Jerry & Letta Staggs, Allan & Helen Jane Werst. Werst, Barbara Wheeler (In Memory of CW4 Michael J. Wheeler.
  • Join the Founders Association $1,000.00
  • Other donation gladly accepted. Everyone can help!

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Construction Plan Phases

The Museum Board of Directors has hired a general contractor who is prepared to build the main museum building in 4 phases:

Phase 1 is a 2 story building with 10,000 sq ft on the ground floor, 8,000 on the second floor and a covered porch. This facility will house 3 galleries: Introduction, The Home Front, and the History of Camp/Fort Wolters. These galleries may be rotated at some point.

Phase 2 is an additional structure connected to the back of phase 1 and will be another 18,000 square feet similar to phase 1. It will house two or three of our galleries that will be determined later and a theatre.

Phase 3 is an additional structure connected to the back of phase 2 and will be another 18,000 square feet similar to phases 1 and 2. This phase will house an additional 2 or 3 galleries to be determined later.

Phase 4 will add two wings to the first 3 phases that will total approximately 26,000 square feet and will house the remaining galleries.

Early construction preparation has begun for Phase 1 and the board has targeted a groundbreaking for phase 1 in 2016 with construction completed in 2017. Phases 2, 3, and 4 will be added as necessary after the opening of phase 1.

The National Vietnam War Museum
2016 Construction Plan - Phase 1 of 4

The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things.
-Lewis Carroll

Museum Building Specifications

  • 2-story building – designed to grow through four phases, as needed, and as funds permit, to over 80,000 square feet.
  • Room for all planned galleries and more
  • Elevator to the second floor
  • Covered porch at the entrance

Museum with logo front viewabove: Front View

main building

Phase 1 Specifications

  • 2-story building
  • 10,000 square feet on ground floor
  • Elevator to the second floor
  • Three exhibits in Phase 1 (can be rotated)
  • Gift shop
  • Restrooms
  • Covered porch at the entrance

phase 1

 

interior dimensions 2

exterior view

Phase 1 Galleries

Additional galleries will be added in future phases or rotated in the phase one facility.

Gallery 1 - The Introduction

large tactical map

Gallery 2 - The Home Front

lbj mutli tv console

Gallery 3 - The History of Fort/Camp Wolters

fort wolters helicopter

 

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Upcoming Events

Dec
10

12-10-2016 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Apr
1

04-01-2017 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm