Camp Gordon Johnston has been selected by Smithsonian Magazine to participate in this year’s National Museum Day 2016, this Saturday Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The museum is at 1001 Gray Avenue, the location of the old Carrabelle School property.
On Museum Day, the museum will have no entry fee, but donations are welcome. Finger food will be provided.
Military vehicles, courtesy of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, First Florida Chapter will be on display in the parking lot. There you will see an array of military vehicles including a WWII DUKW, WWII bomb truck, a Jeep, a WWII German Lieferwagen and modern Army vehicles. This year the museum has added antique automobiles on display courtesy of TRAACA from Tallahassee. Ken La Paz and Hog Wild Barbeque will be offering their famous Barbeque meals.
Inside the museum will be showings of actual Army training films taken throughout Franklin County during WWII. The gift shop will be open, and souvenirs will be for sale. Country music will be featured, as well as a bit of live polka music for the Oktoberfest season!
Then at 4 p.m., at the museum property at Carrabelle beach at 1877 U.S. 98, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the new building construction. Local and state officials have been invited to participate.
The Camp Gordon Johnston Association is a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the history of the amphibious soldiers of WWII who trained in Franklin County. This event is funded, in part, by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.