The Improved Order of Red Men
The Red Men Museum
and Library
The Red Men Museum and Library

The National Museum of
The Improved Order of Red Men
Fraternal Organization

Preserving the History of
The Improved Order of Red Men
and Degree of Pocahontas

4521 Speight Ave., Waco, Texas 76711
Phone: 254-756-1221
Open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Weekends by appointment
Closed most national holidays

Texas Association of Museums     Texas Brazos Trail     Museum Association of Waco

The Red Men Museum and Library is an American historical reference museum and research library owned and maintained by The Texas Redmen Foundation, Inc.

The museum exhibits artifacts of historical significance such as:

  • a writing desk that belonged to Aaron Burr
  • a bugle recovered from the battlefield at Gettysburg
  • a signed viola from WW II USO show days
  • a ring that belonged to silent film star Rudolph Valentino
  • a blanket that belonged to Apache warrior Geronimo
  • moccasins that belonged to Chiricahua Apache Chief Cochise

Many other artifacts pertaining to the Improved Order of Red Men, Degree of Pocahontas, Texas history, American history, and world history are also on display.

The 4,500-volume library has extensive holdings dealing with Texas and Waco history, the Civil War, and World War II. One of its features is a complete set of National Geographic magazines from 1888 to the present. The library also contains books on the American Revolution period, important published papers of U.S. presidents, and complete sets of the published Warren Commission report and the Nuremburg War Criminal Trials report.

RED MEN HALL is available for rent for special occasions such as reunions, weddings and receptions, banquets, homecomings, workshops, lectures, etc. The capacity is 200 guests. Call 254-756-1221 for details or go to