SPECIAL EXHIBIT: JANUARY 1-31, 2020 JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNMENT CAMPS
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is presenting a special exhibit on Japanese-American Internment Camps. This exhibit will be on display at the museum until January 31, 2020 at 5 pm.
SPECIAL EXHIBITS: FEBRUARY 1-29, 2020 ANNIVERSARY OF IWO JIMA AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN SERVICEMEN
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum presents special exhibits commemorating the anniversary of the Iwo Jima Battle and African-American Servicemen. These exhibits open Saturday, February 1 at 11 am and be on display at the museum until February 29 at 5 pm.
25th ANNIVERSARY CAMP GORDON JOHNSTON DAYS EVENTS, MARCH 13-15, 2020
Join the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum as we honor all veterans during the 25th Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Days. On Saturday, March 14 in Carrabelle, the parade kicks off at 10:45 am with motorcycle riders, followed by WWII veteran grand marshals, military vehicles, civic & community groups, Shriners, beauty queens, antique cars, businesses and individuals, and more.
On Sunday, March 15, the Dice Run. Cars and motorcycles are welcome. Registration is from 12 to 1:30 pm. Prizes for high and low rollers, door prizes, 50-50 and great food.
During the weekend also enjoy the Friday night Low Country Boil for military veterans and their guests. Plan to kick back at the Saturday evening Dinner & Dance at the Franklin County Senior Center. Sponsored in part by the Franklin County TDC.
For more information on any upcoming special events, click Special Events.
The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, located in Carrabelle, Florida, was established to honor and preserve the heritage of the men and women who trained at the camp during WWII. Camp Gordon Johnston opened in 1942 for the sole purpose of training Infantry Divisions and their support units in amphibious operations by U. S. Army Engineer Special Brigades [ESB]. This camp trained a quarter of a million men, closing in June of 1946. Three infantry divisions and two special brigades left here after receiving amphibious training to confront tyranny both in Europe and the Pacific. Learn about their dedication, fears and heroism at our museum.
The sacrifices and achievements of our WWII era citizens have led historians to label these individuals as the best generation America has yet produced. We feel it would be a tragedy not to display their accomplishments as a worthy lesson for today’s citizens. To this extent the museum promotes not only the history of WWII, but also portrays the gigantic effort that our nation poured into this conflict. The CGJ Museum has compiled an extensive history of the various units that trained here, as well as a photographic display of the area and life as it existed at the camp. Furthermore, the CGJ veterans have contributed the artifacts brought back from battles overseas, along with uniforms, equipment, and all sorts of souvenirs, too numerous to name.
They were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for us. Won’t you give to preserve their historic legacy?
The Camp Gordon Johnston Museum is in the midst of a capital expansion project that will add exhibit space, enhance the library and archives, and expand collections and conservation space. This will ensure the proper respect is given to the stories and artifacts of the brave service members who trained here. It is through your generosity that this facility will become a reality, and it will be through your generosity that it will continue to thrive for generations to come. We rely on your direct support to continue preserving the legacy of the “Amphibious Soldiers” of WWII. Please donate today to say thank you to them for their great service and sacrifice.
Funded in part by the Franklin County TDC