Traveling to the Jersey Shore this summer? Like military history? Then, plan a day to visit the National Guard Militia Museum, located in Sea Grit, New Jersey.
Located in the historic National Guard Training Center at Camp Drive and Sea Girt Avenue, the museum tells the history of New Jersey through the eyes of its military, as well as the tale of Sea Girt as an important state and national historical venue, where governors spent their summers and entertained Teddy Roosevelt, Al Smith, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart, among others.
The displays feature the only Civil War cannon mounted on a carriage in any New Jersey museum, as well as photographs, uniforms, weapons, equipment and other artifacts from the 18th through the 21st centuries illustrating the story of New Jersey’s citizen soldiers from colonial days to the present, a special New Jersey at D-Day exhibit and an exterior collection of armored vehicles and aircraft. The museum also hosts, in cooperation with the Library of Congress, the Veterans Oral History Program.
The museum also has a new exhibit entitled “Seventy Years On: New Jersey’s 102nd Cavalry in World War II,” which is a focus on D-Day. Read about this new exhibit here.
The museum is absolutley free, so make sure to make it a stop on your summer vacation.
From: H-New Jersey