Camp Gordon Johnston wins 2021 Florida Preservation Award

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Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum was recognized by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation with a 2021 Florida Preservation Award, which recognize people, organizations and communities who have worked to protect Florida’s extraordinary history and heritage.

 

The Florida Preservation Award nominations “are made by the public with award recipients selected by a five-member jury from around the state representing a variety of backgrounds and experience,” according to the press release from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.

 

Camp Gordon Johnston Museum was awarded Noteworthy Achievement in the category of Preservation Education/Media. The mission of the museum is to honor and preserve the heritage of the men and women who trained at Camp Gordon Johnston.

As part of its museum development efforts, the Camp Gordon Johnston Association successfully obtained funding to research, design, produce and install exhibits featuring 10 interior panels, a retractable banner display unit, 3,000 new informational brochures and the fabrication and installation of six outdoor interpretive signs, display structures, graphic panels and design standards manuals.

Both the indoor and outdoor panels have furthered the educational component of the museum with new research and interpretation presented in a professionally designed format. These educational efforts are especially important as there are increasingly fewer World War II veterans to participate in reunions.

For more information, contact the museum at (850) 697-8575 or museum@campgordonjohnston.com or go to www.floridatrust.org/2021-florida-preservation-awards.

The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is directly across from Carrabelle Public Beach Park at 1873 Hwy 98 West. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. 

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