Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum


About the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum

Our Mission

The mission of the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum is to educate the public and to preserve the history of Hunt County, Texas. Of particular emphasis is the impact of the cotton industry and the historical significance of our military heroes, especially Audie Murphy.


Ende-Gillard House

Visit the historic Ende-Gillard House on the grounds of the Museum. Built from 1857-1859 it is the oldest standing house in Greenville. The first floor is completely furnished and dates back to the late 1800's.


Hunt County War Memorial

A ten foot bronze statue of Audie Murphy sculpted by Greenville artist Gordon Thomas stands vigil over the war memorial that was dedicated in 2004 to honor the memory of the 271 soldiers of Hunt County who gave their lives to protect and defend the United States in times of war during the 20th Century. As Audie Murphy once stated "The true heroes, the real heroes, are the boys who fought and died, and never will come home."


Engraved brick pavers cover the center floor of the memorial. This is a great opportunity to honor someone. Pavers are available in two sizes (4x8 and 8x8) and cost $50 and $150. Anyone can purchase a paver and choose the engraving to honor or memorialize anyone they choose. Order forms are available by clicking the brick.

Contact Us

Executive Director: Susan Lanning
Asst. Director: Linda Owens

Email us: amacm@att.net
Phone: (903) 450-4502


The Museum's Assistant Director Linda Owens will be retiring at the end of September so we are looking for someone to fill the position.


Job Opening for Assistant Director at the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum located in Greenville, Texas.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Responsible for maintaining membership database.

In charge of collections management; includes accessioning, cataloguing, shelving & inventorying artifacts, inputting into pastperfect software. 

Create, print, and mail monthly newsletter.

Works closely with director on exhibit development & installation. Researches topics and creates label copy for temporary and permanent exhibits.

Works closely with director on educational programming & conducting tours.

Assists with museum events and volunteer recruitment.

Primary administrative tasks include assisting with admissions, greeting visitors, writing letters, gathering deposits and billing for accountant.

Required Qualifications:

  • Preference is B.A. in Museum Studies, History, English, or Education; minimum is associates degree
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The normal work week is 9:00am - 5:00pm Tuesdays through Saturdays with occasional evenings and Sundays when there is a major event.
  • Impeccable integrity and a strong work ethic
  • Be able to be a team player and work independently
  • Be familiar with Microsoft Word and Access

Salary is commensurate with experience starting at $21,000 per year with benefits.

Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:
Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, PO Box 347, Greenville, TX 75403
Or email to: amacm@att.net

No phone calls, please.