William A. Brookshire Military Museum
The William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum is located in Memorial Tower. The museum is a repository for artifacts and memorabilia reflecting the university’s rich military history and heritage.
Plans include exhibitions and collections related to the history of ROTC at LSU, involvement of LSU faculty, staff, and students in America’s wars and conflicts, the university’s military leaders and Cadets of the Ole War Skule. One wing will be devoted primarily to permanent exhibits, and the other wing will house rotating exhibits which will change on a scheduled basis.
The museum is made possible through the generous philanthropic support of many LSU alumni and friends, including leadership gifts by the Brookshire Foundation and family, Tiger Athletic Foundation, Art E. Favre, the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation, Laura and Buddy Leach, Susan and Richard A. Lipsey, Ann and Clarence P. Cazalot Jr., Frank W. Harrison Jr., Kathy and Roy O. Martin III, and Lillian and Jimmy Maurin.
Museum Hours and Contact Information
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Museum Calls for Military Memorabilia
LSU alumni who participated in ROTC or alumni who served in any of the nation’s armed forces are asked to donate items acquired before or during their years of service.
Memorabilia will be processed, tagged and stored in a local climate-controlled storage facility for processing and preparation for the opening exhibition.
- Uniforms and clothing items
- Personal items such as trunks and luggage, and health, dental or physical care products
- Boots, shoes or other footwear
- Maps, books, letters, battle plans, official correspondence and photos
- Medals, flags, citations, plaques
- Small weapons and ammunition boxes or belts
- Communication devices, typewriters, cameras
- Memorabilia acquired for military purposes from local communities and/or citizens
LSU will achieve transformative progress in scholarship funding and support for military veterans via a $7.575 million gift to elevate the College of Engineering's S & B Engineers and Constructors Scholarships, catalyze the new Future Scholars Pipeline Initiative and establish the William A. Brookshire Veterans Law Clinic.
The LSU William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center has given Grant Strohmeyer (LSU '26) a home on campus. Strohmeyer, an electrical engineering major, served in the Marines for four years.
LSU paid tribute to its military heritage during two events on Thursday, April 7 – the grand opening of the William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum in Memorial Tower and the LSU ROTC Change of Command and Joint ROTC Awards ceremonies.