The American Veterans Museum (AVM) proposed to be built in Houston, Texas is setting a new standard for preserving American History while giving back to the Texas Veteran population.
In 2014 a Demographic Study was conducted by the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics (NCVAS) to determine the veteran population in the United States. The results indicated an approximate nationwide veteran population of 21 million, of which, 1.7 million reside in the State of Texas; nearly 300,000 in the Greater Houston Area. With 300 Military themed museums in the United States and more than 30 in the State of Texas, none will be able to match the innovation associated with the American Veterans Museum (AVM). Veterans represent a level of “Living History” that that can be shared with those who have never served which is why having a major veteran’s museum in the City of Houston is important. The AVM will provide an entertaining, interactive historical showcase with a global appeal designed to preserve our military history, honor our veterans, and inspire future generations.
The planned complex will consist of multiple structures amounting to 1,875,000 square feet of museum, retail, administrative, office, and residential spaces on approximately 67 acres of economic zoned property. Its design will enhance the existing cityscape and entertainment interests. The AVM has a talented team of strategic planners, business development professionals, and veterans leading the charge on this initiative.
The main building of the AVM will incorporate traditional museum artifacts, interactive displays, and new technology displays. As visitors transit the museum, they will experience American and Military History starting at the Revolutionary War and ending with current historical events.
Additional areas within the museum will house administration offices, conference rooms, and working classrooms. This will allow curators, docents, educators and others conduct classes, training, meetings, and many other events.
Planned also are spaces for the offices of veteran’s organizations focused on transition assistance, educational benefit assistance, and various other services benefiting our veterans. Essentially, the AVM will be multi-functional complex; a museum to promote significant tourism opportunities for the city and state combined with spaces that will benefit our veterans and the many organizations supporting them.