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Calendar Of Events

 

Saturday, April 23, 2016
5:30 pm
Golden Oldies Movie Night
Our main feature will be The Hardy's Ride High starring Mickey Rooney.
Thirty minutes prior to the main feature we will show an
episode from My Little Margie Show. Admission to the movie is
free and popcorn and soft drinks will be served.

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
12:00pm
Lunch Break Special Presents:
Carol Taylor will speak about the "Two Widows". Admission to
program is free for museum members; otherwise there is a general
admission charge of $6 adults, $4 seniors/veterans/college students and
$2 6-18 yr. olds.

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Audie Murphy Day
Some of the highlights include:

Actor Tommy Cook starred with Audie Murphy in Bad Boy and Night
Passage. His first movie role was as Little Beaver in the twelve-part
serial The Adventures of Red Ryder; he also filled the Little Beaver role in
the radio version of Red Ryder from 1942-1945. Tommy appeared in nearly
100 films and television shows during his career. He had active roles in Good
Luck, Mr Yates; Tarzan and the Leopard Woman; American Guerrilla in the
Philippines; and Panic in the Streets. A few television programs on which he
had guest roles included Perry Mason, Streets of San Francisco, Have
Gun Will Travel, The Rifleman, Chips, and Hart to Hart.

An excellent tennis player, Tommy also developed careers as a tennis pro
and a respected organizer of celebrity gala/charity events.

Guest speaker Bill O'Neal, the State Historian of Texas. He has written 42
books and over 300 articles on a variety of topics; including
East Texas in WWII which includes a section on Audie. He has also
appeared in tv documentaries on TNT, The History Channel,
BBC, Discovery Channel, TBS and A&E.

Historian Michael West helped to create the A&E Biography of Audie
Murphy and has been studying and researching his life since 1989. He will
be sharing what he has learned over the years to the audience.

Discounts are available at the following hotels. Please mention
Audie Day with the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum when
making your reservation:

Holiday Inn Express
$89.99 plus tax Standard King or Double Queen
$99.99 Suite
$109.99 Two-room suite

(903) 455-3910

Best Western Plus Monica Royale
$84.99 plus tax Standard King or Double Queen
$94.99 Suite
$104.99 Two-Room Suite
(903) 454-3700

Comfort Suites
$89 plus tax King or Double Queen
(903) 259-6343

Program Schedule
Begins at Fletcher Warren Civic Center
8:30am - Exhibition Room opens/registration/coffee
9:30am - Post colors - Hunt County Honor Guard
Invocation
Pledge of Allegiance
National Anthem
Welcome - Steve Ramsey, Board President
Speaker - Bill O'Neal, State Historian of Texas
Musical/video Interlude
Speaker - Tommy Cook, actor
Recognition of Veterans
Speaker - Michael West, historian
Recognition of Murphy Family Members
Retire colors

Program moves to Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum
2:00pm - Movie: Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
4:30pm - Audie Bingo
5:30pm - Movie Drawing
5:45pm - Tommy Cook: Q&A Session
7:00pm - Movie: Night Passage
8:30pm - Candlelight Remembrance at Statue

Activities at the Civic Center are free. Regular admission charge applies
to the Museum of $6 adults, $4 seniors/veterans/college students
and $2 6-18 yr. olds.

 

June 4-5, 2016
Cotton Boll ArtFest
2nd annual juried arts & crafts festival featuring hand-made items like
pottery, glass, jewelry, quilts, soaps, clothing, wood-working and much more!
Kids Korner sponsored by Wright's Air Conditioning.
Artist applications now available.

Click here for application

 

Camp Lone Star
6-10 yrs. old
Session 1: July 19-23
Session 2: July 26-30
$55 per child
Crafts, games and demonstrations from the days when Texas was young!
Limited number of spots available so register early!