15th Annual Museum Day at Camp Gordon Johnston

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Name: 15th Annual Museum Day at Camp Gordon Johnston
Date: September 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Free admission to the museum
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum honors the military men and women as well as civilian personnel who trained and worked in Carrabelle and Franklin County from 1942 to 1946.The museum houses numerous displays of military artifacts, photos and memorabilia of many types. Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is located at 1873 Highway 98 West, Carrabelle, FL, directly across from Carrabelle Beach where military troops practiced D-Day beach assaults.
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is proud to be celebrating the Smithsonian’s Museum Day for the 13th year in a row. This year the museum has the privilege of dedicating its new building to Sidney Winchester, a Carrabelle native, Army veteran and key supporter of Camp Gordon Johnston Museum. Sid was a charter member of the Camp Gordon Johnston Association, was on board from its inception, and continued to serve as director and as President repeatedly over the next 20 years. He was the energy behind the CGJ reunion parade. He was also instrumental in acquiring the DUKW and Lieferwagen as well as raising money for the Museum. Even after his cancer diagnosis, he continued to work on behalf of the museum. The building dedication ceremony honoring Sid Winchester will be at 11 am.
In addition, Camp Gordon Johnston Museum has an exciting new display of a half-scale model of a Higgins Boat (LCVP). The “Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel” (LCVP) or Higgins Boat was used extensively in amphibious landings in World War II by the American military, including D-Day and in the Pacific Theatre at the Battles of Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and elsewhere.  The museum is excited to have this half-scale model Higgins Boat on display with a platform that will allow “half scale soldiers” to try it out. Also, in keeping with this year’s theme, “Year of Music”, Camp Gordon Johnston Museum will be playing WWII era music throughout the day as well as a short film highlighting the beach assault training that took place in 1943 on Carrabelle Beach.
Event Media:
Camp Gordon Johnston Museum  1873 Hwy 98 West, Carabelle Fl 32322
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact Information:
museum@campgordonjohnson.com 850.697.8575
FREE admission
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