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Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum: Special Exhibit Honoring Canine Service and Cartoonists
March 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - March 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle presents a special exhibit to honor our country’s Canine Veterans and Cartoonists’ role in WWII. There is no charge for admission, but donations are gladly accepted.
Dogs served in many wartime capacities, including in WWII, as messengers and sentry dogs, but did you know that they were also trained for mine and explosive detection, finding injured soldiers, and flushing enemy troops from hidden spaces? Dogs’ keen sense of smell and acute hearing made them valuable assets in war and today for national security.
The press was essential for keeping the public informed in wartime, but cartoonists played a unique role in bringing the war to citizens. The museum will present cartoonists like Bill Maudlin and Dave Breger and the animated works by Disney and Warner Brothers that served as both propaganda for citizens and training for service members. Familiar characters like Private Snafu, Donald Duck, Willie and Joe, and Kilroy all play a prominent part in WWII history.
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is located in Carrabelle, directly across from Carrabelle Public Beach Park at 1873 Hwy 98 West. For more information, contact Camp Gordon Johnston Museum at (850) 697-8575 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.