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May 15-16, 2015
Audie Murphy Days

Some of our guest speakers will include:
Dr. David Smith, a senior lecturer in American History at Baylor University
in Waco, Texas, has just written a new book about Audie titled
The Price of Valor. Dr. Smith has written several books, essays and book reviews;
has been featured on numerous national and radio shows, and has won awards for
his teaching at both Baylor and the University of Missouri. He is also a
Fleet Seminar Professor for the U.S. Naval War College, teaching in the
Strategy and Policy Division.

Dr. Carolyn Perry, Professor of Humanities and Film at Collin College
in McKinney, Texas, will give an analysis of Audie as part of the
movie industry. Dr. Perry is the director of the Collin College Auteur Film
Series, which she founded in 2002. She served as the Chair of the
Humanities and Philosophy Department from 2004-2008 and is the
recipient of the Outstanding Honors Professor award for 2013.

Terry Moore co-starred with Audie in Cast A Long Shadow. The
Los Angeles, California native worked as a model before she made
her film debut at age 11. Placed under contract by Columbia Pictures,
Moore was loaned out to RKO for one of her most famous films, Mighty
Joe Young
in 1949. In 1953, she received an Academy Award nomination
for her performance in Paramount's Come Back Little Sheba. She has starred
in 77 feature films and listed among her leading men are such
Hollywood legends including Burt Lancaster, John Wayne, Cary Grant,
Tyrone Power, Glenn Ford, Mickey Rooney, Robert Wagner and Audie Murphy.

A special "Audie Bus Tour" will be available this year on Friday afternoon for
$5 per person. The tour will take people to various highlights around the County dealing with Audie Murphy. There will be very limited seating so tickets must
be purchased ahead of time!
BUS TOUR SOLD OUT

The following hotels will offer a discounted rate for Audie Days:
Best Western Monica Royale Inn & Suites
$84 plus tax for standard room
$94 plus tax for junior suite
(903) 454-3700

Holiday Inn Express
$84 plus tax for standard room
$94 plus tax for junior suite
(903) 454-8680

Express Inn & Suites
$49.56 plus tax for single
$53.10 plus tax for double
(903) 454-7000

Timeline of Activities
Friday, May 15th
Fletcher Warren Civic Center
5501 Hwy 69 S.
9:00am - Exhibition Room opens/registration/coffee
10:00am - Morning Session begins:
Post Colors, Invocation, Pledge, National Anthem
Guest Speaker - Dr. Carolyn Perry, Collin College
Musical Interlude, recognition of veterans
Guest Speaker - Terry Moore, actress
Guest Speaker - Ann Williams, co-author of Never Let's Forget: On this Day
in Audie Murphy's Life.
Recognition of Murphy Family Members, Retire Colors
12:00pm - Lunch catered by Ernies BBQ
Tickets: $12 adults/$5 children 5-12 yrs. olds
1:00pm - Audie Bingo
2:00pm - Audie Bus Tour
Tickets $5 per person, must RSVP in advance, limited seating

Saturday, May 16th
Fletcher Warren Civic Center
9:00am - Exhibition Room opens/registration/coffee
10:00am - Morning Session begins:
Guest Speaker - Dr. David Smith, Baylor University
Musical Interlude
Eyewitness Panel discussion with local people who knew/met Audie
Panel discussion with recently published authors about Audie

Activities move over to Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum
One time admission fee to museum ($6 adults, $4 seniors/veterans, $2 6-18 yrs.)
2:00pm - Movie: Mighty Joe Young
4:30pm - Terry Moore: Q&A session
5:30pm - Hot dogs & soft drinks
6:00pm - Movie drawing
6:30pm - Movie: Cast A Long Shadow
8:00pm - Candlelight Remembrance at Statue

Directions to civic center:
Coming from the Dallas area - head east on I-30, take exit 94, turn right
at the light, civic center is on the left about 1/4 mile down the street right
past the golf course. Coming from the Texarkana area - head west on
I-30, take exit 94, turn left at the light, civic center on left.

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
12:00 pm
Lunch Break Special Presents:
Bill Morris with the Fort Worth Aviation Museum
Program is free to museum members, otherwise it is regular admission
of $6 adults, $4 seniors/veterans/college students, $2 6-18 yr. olds.

 

June 6-7, 2015
Cotton Boll ArtFest
Festival featuring hand-crafted arts and crafts vendors
on the museum grounds. Includes Kids Korner with
art activities for the kids. Kids Korner is sponsored
by the Art Department at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Festival Hours: Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm
Admission: $4 per adult, 12 and under free
admission fee includes entrance into museum
Proceeds benefit the museum's exhibits and educational activities.

 


$1 OFF ADMISSION
to the Cotton Boll ArtFest June 6-7, 2015
Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum

Present coupon to receive discount
1 coupon per person.

 

 


For Vendors:
Artist Deadline has passed for this year.
This is a juried festival that accepts artists and craftsmen
who create their own work. For an artist application form
please click on the link or contact the Museum at
(903) 450-4502 for an application form.

artist_application

The following hotels will offer a discounted rate for the Cotton Boll ArtFest:
Best Western Monica Royale Inn & Suites
$84 plus tax for standard room
$94 plus tax for junior suite
(903) 454-3700

Holiday Inn Express
$84 plus tax for standard room
$94 plus tax for junior suite
(903) 454-8680

Express Inn & Suites
$49.56 plus tax for single
$53.10 plus tax for double
(903) 454-7000


 

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Golden Oldies Movie Night
5:30 pm

 

Camp Shenandoah
Session 1: July 14-18
9:00am - 12:00pm
6-10 yrs. old
$50 per student

Session 2: July 21-25
9:00am - 12:00pm
6-10 yrs. old
$50 per student

Crafts, games, demonstrations, songs and even snacks relating to the
Civil War era. Each camp is limited to 15 children due to space constraints.
To register call the Museum at (903) 450-4502.