FORT HOOD (June 25, 2012)--The National Museum of Mounted Warfare and Soldier Center hosts a grand opening for its new office on Tuesday while chambers of commerce in four Fort Hood area cities hold ceremonial ribbon cuttings to mark the milestone.
The museum, to be built near the Fort Hood main gate, is intended to preserve, educate and interpret the story of mounted units and soldiers who have served at Fort Hood and around the world.
According to the museum's website, $1,425,653 has been raised to help the nonprofit National Mounted Warfare Foundation reach its goal to make the museum a reality.
The staff has already been selected and is comprised of retired military members with an extensive military background.
An open house for the office and a chance to meet the staff will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 215 W. Avenue D. in Killeen.
Ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremonies will also be held at the four area chambers of commerce.
Killeen's will be held at 10 a.m. and the Harker Heights ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m.
At 1:30 p.m. the Copperas Cove ribbon cutting will be held and another ribbon cutting will be held in Belton at 2 p.m.
The museum is a member of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Texas Association of Museums and the American Museum Association.
A sketch is available on the organization's website.
An opening date for the museum has not yet been set.