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 The Fort Martin Scott Museum Association is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. Donations may be targeted for specific needs and projects, or they may be applied to the general endowment. The Fort Martin Scott Museum Association was established in 2010 to provide an additional level of support for the site, with funds helping to restore the fort, create special programming, attracting new exhibits, bringing guest speakers, and generally assisting with many larger and longer-term projects that the fort’s general operating budget cannot accommodate.

 A unique combination of Historical tourism and ecotourism will invite local residents and tourists alike to experience the rich cultural heritage of Fort Martin Scott. In addition to the military history, visitors will discover the complex strategies of native peoples and European colonists in their struggle for freedom and survival and interact with living history staff and blacksmithing exhibitions.  We have invited the Comanche Nation to participate in the development of a permanent exhibition.

   

 

 

Mayor Tom Musselman, Comanche Nation Chairman Burgess, Larry McCurtain, FMSMA Director Randy Rupley, FMSMA Director Dr. Jay Staufer, Deputy Consulate General of Germany Margaret WendelThe mission of the Fort Martin Scott Museum Association (FMSMA) is to care for, conserve, maintain, display, interpret and develop the grounds, structures and collections of Fort Martin Scott. The FMSMA will interpret these through permanent and temporary exhibitions, publications, lectures, seminars, and a variety of outreach programs devoted to tracing and furthering scholarly research of the military, multicultural and natural history of the site. The Museum’s highest priorities are to develop existing collections through purchases, gifts and loans and to preserve and conserve them, while diversifying offerings that will reach a wider audience and stimulate repeat visits. 

 

 The foundation of the Museum is its collections, which are held in perpetuity for the public. Therefore, in accordance with its mission and the diverse nature of its constituency, the Museum maintains three collection categories:

Research Collections - Accessioned, documented and cataloged objects of artistic, cultural, scientific, or historical significance and objects of high quality that are representative of the diversity inherent in the mission of the Museum. These collections are used for research, exhibitions, and loans. They are either owned by the Museum as an agent of the State of Texas or held-in-trust for federal and state agencies. These collections are given the highest level of care and protection.

Interpretation Collections - Accessioned, documented, and cataloged objects that are used for interpretation, participatory exhibitions, and educational programs. These objects are owned by the City of Fredericksburg.

Fort Martin Scott Museum Association Collection – Objects and literature used to support the educational mission of the Museum; the Friedrich Armand Strubberg Collection, Seth and Mary Eastman Collection and other antiquarian books, newspapers, letters, digital files and scholarly notes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The foundation of the Museum is its collections, which are held in perpetuity for the public. Therefore, in accordance with its mission and the diverse nature of its constituency, the Museum maintains three collection categories:

Research Collections - Accessioned, documented and cataloged objects of artistic, cultural, scientific, or historical significance and objects of high quality that are representative of the diversity inherent in the mission of the Museum. These collections are used for research, exhibitions, and loans. They are either owned by the Museum as an agent of the State of Texas or held-in-trust for federal and state agencies. These collections are given the highest level of care and protection.

Interpretation Collections - Accessioned, documented, and cataloged objects that are used for interpretation, participatory exhibitions, and educational programs. These objects are owned by the City of Fredericksburg.

Fort Martin Scott Museum Association Collection – Objects and literature used to support the educational mission of the Museum; the Friedrich Armand Strubberg Collection, Seth and Mary Eastman Collection and other antiquarian books, newspapers, letters, digital files and scholarly notes.

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