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Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum Presents a Special Exhibit on the Women of WWII
October 3 - October 28
Photo: Nurses of a field hospital who arrived in France via England and Egypt after three years service. August 12, 1944. 112-SGA-44-10842. National Archive
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle proudly presents a month long exhibit on U.S. Women in WWII. This exhibit will open Tuesday, October 3 and will be on display at the museum until Saturday, October 28. The museum is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. There is no charge for admission, but donations are gladly accepted.
American women served in the war effort as members of the WACs, WAVEs, SPARs and in the US Marine Corps as well as civilians in the war industries throughout the country. This exhibit will explain the role of women, highlighting individuals like US Navy Flight Nurses, who were the first women to arrive at battles like Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The exhibit will feature artifacts including uniforms, handbooks and even a practice aptitude test given to women applicants hoping to enlist. Camp Gordon Johnston Museum will also remember and honor many of the local women of Franklin County who served in WWII.
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 the museum at (850) 697-8575 or email@example.com. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.