Foundation Programs
Brick & Paver Campaign
Division Memorial
Shop for Museums Info 

"Turning the Corner"

Related Links
1st Cavalry Division Museum
Center of Military History
History of the First Team

Brick & Paver Campaign


Division Memorial

Overview of the Museum Foundation

The Museum Foundation is a charitable and educational activity established for the express intent of  providing support to the 1st Cavalry Division Museum located at Fort Hood, Texas.  The primary goals and objectives of the Museum Foundation are to raise and disburse funds to:

  • Build a new museum facility

  • Support historical projects, programs and research that preserve the history of the 1st Cavalry Division and its Troopers

  • Support Museum programs that educate the public and increase its appreciation for the contributions of the 1st Cavalry Division and its members and veterans to the United States Army and the United States of America

  • Promote, counsel, and provide support to organizations, both government and private, that are committed to similar goals and objectives

The Museum Foundation depends on various fund raising activities and donations to carry out its goals and objectives.  The 1st Cavalry Division Association Museum Foundation  is a tax-exempt publicly supported organization under the provisions of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible.  Your donations and support are needed and are greatly appreciated.  Please consider including the Museum Foundation in your estate planned giving arrangements.  The Museum Foundation's tax identification number is 91-2199014.

Individuals or groups wishing to donate to the Museum Foundation may do so by sending their check or money order to the 1st Cavalry Division Association Museum Foundation, 302 N. Main St., Copperas Cove, TX 76522-1703.  We provide written acknowledgement of donations as required by law.   

The Museum Foundation is sponsoring a Brick & Paver Campaign to help raise funds to construct a new 1st Cavalry Division Museum.  For a tax-deductible donation, a "personalized" granite brick or paver can be placed in the complex that will become the new museum.  You can put your name on the brick or paver or honor a friend, unit or family member.  More information and an order form are available at Brick & Paver Campaign.  

The Foundation contracted with military artist James Dietz to paint a scene from Operation Iraqi Freedom II to commemorate the First Team's participation.  Prints of "Turning the Corner" from his original artwork, are available for purchase through the Crossed Sabers Souvenir Shop with profits from the sale of the print going to the 1st Cavalry Division Museum Foundation to support the goals and objectives of the Foundation.  All prints are numbered and signed by the artist.  To view this painting and obtain information on ordering this exceptional print visit the link to ‘Turning the Corner’.  

The 1st Cavalry Division Museum has partnered with ShopforMuseums.com, a national museum fundraising program where you can shop with over 300 of your favorite online stores and at no extra cost to you, have a percentage of your purchase amount donated to the 1st Cavalry Division Museum Foundation!  The 1st Cavalry Division Museum Foundation will use this donation to support the 1st Cavalry Division Museum and to build a new museum building.  To learn more about this program visit the link to our information page.  To sign up and start shopping visit ShopforMuseums.com.

The Museum Foundation sponsored the construction and emplacement of a Memorial to honor the Troopers of the Division who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Your generous donations helped to make this Memorial a reality.  We estimated the cost of the Memorial at $250,000 and we have received more than $280,500 due to the generous donations of numerous individuals, businesses, and foundations.  The Memorial was dedicated on 4 April, 2005 in a ceremony on Cooper Field.  The Museum Foundation coordinated and paid for the adding of 493 Troopers to the Memorial after the 1st Cavalry Division returned from the OIF 06-08 deployment.  The Memorial with additions was rededicated on 16 May, 2008.  To view photographs of the Memorial, visit the link to the Division Memorial

Questions and inquiries should be directed to the Association's National Headquarters at the address listed above or e-mail at firstcav@1cda.org.

Learn more about this program

Banner image of 1st Cav patch along with the text: "First Team," "1st Cavalry Division," "Fort Hood, Texas," and "Museum"
Visit the 1st Cavalry Division Museum Web Page