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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can the museum appraise an object?

    No, as a non-profit institution, the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum is prohibited from providing appraisals. If you are looking for a monetary evaluation of an object for insurance or other purposes, contact a professional appraiser in your area. Many auction houses and independent antiques dealers offer appraisal services. Member associations such as those listed below can also refer you to specialists by region.

    American Society of Appraisers
    PO Box 17625
    Washington, DC 20041
    800-272-8258
    www.appraisers.org

    Appraisers Association of America
    386 Park Ave. South, Suite 2000
    New York, NY 10016
    212-889-5404
    www.appraisersassoc.org
    International Society of Appraisers
    312-224-2567
    www.isa-appraisers.org
     
  1. Are any of Audie Murphy's immediate family still alive?

    His younger sister Nadine and his two sons are still living. The Museum respects the privacy of the family and does not give out any contact information for them. There is an email address available through the Audie Murphy Research Foundation website.

     

  1. Do you rent your facility?

    Yes, on a very limited basis. The Museum has a meeting room that can hold up to 40 people. The grounds outside are also available for rental although unless otherwise specified in the rental agreement the Museum only provides the space. Contact the Museum for additional information.

     

  1. Do you sell any of the movies that Audie Murphy starred in?

    Yes, some of them are available for purchase. The majority of the movies cost between $12-$25. We will not ship movies internationally. Currently, the museum has:

    To Hell & Back Night Passage Apache Rifles Whispering Smith
    Duel at Silver Creek Drums Across the River World in my Corner Gunfight at Comanche Creek
    No Name on the Bullet Arizona Raiders Cimarron Kid Kansas Raiders
    The Unforgiven Quiet American The Quick Gun The Gun Runners
    Cast A Long Shadow Behind Nazi Guns Ride Clear of Diablo Ride a Crooked Trail
    Battle at Bloody Beach Texas, Brookly & Heaven Sierra Red Badge of Courage

    Movie titles available change frequently so call the museum at (903) 450-4502 to place an order. Some, but not all, of the movies have been re-mastered.

     

  1. I am doing a school report on Audie Murphy or cotton - can you help?

    While we will not do your homework for you we can mail some basic information out to you. We highly recommend visiting the Museum to get a more thorough understanding of both Audie and the history of cotton. We do also have available for purchase several books about Audie and a 10 minute brief biography of his life. If a day and time is arranged in advance a staff member can also be available to be interviewed.

     

  1. Can you mail me samples of cotton?

    Unfortunately, our cotton crop is not significant enough to be able to give them away for free. However, there are cotton bolls available for purchase in the gift shop.

     

  1. Is the "sign" on display?

    No, the sign is in storage and is not available for viewing.

     

  1. How long does it take to go through the museum?

    On average it takes approximately 1 hour to go through the museum. For those visitors who enjoy reading all of the information in each exhibit plan to spend 2-3 hours.