THE NIMITZ CONNECTION
Why is a world-class naval history museum located in a Texas Hill Country community over 220 miles from the ocean? Because Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was born and raised here, a native son who achieved greatness as Commander in Chief, Pacific Theater in World War II. The community recognized his achievements in 1968 by establishing the original Nimitz Museum in the former Nimitz Hotel. Since then, the Museum has evolved to become one of the most well-regarded military museum complexes in the nation.