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Camp Gordon Johnston Museum opens for Memorial Day weekend

Camp Gordon Johnston Museum opens for Memorial Day weekend
Camp Gordon Johnston Museum opens for Memorial Day weekend
Posted at 3:56 PM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 13:54:17-04

CARRABELLE, Fla. (WTXL) - Carrabelle's beaches have a history dating back to World War II, when it was used as a soldier training ground for D-Day.

The Camp Gordon Johnston Museum just opened the doors to their new location on U.S. Highway 98 to preserve the legacy of Carrabelle.

It's the only museum in Florida solely dedicated to WW2.

Everything, from weapons to uniforms and old pictures, is donated from locals around the Big Bend who have relatives that served in the war.

"It covers mainly soldiers that trained here and a lot of the soldiers grew up here," said Sharon Rider, who works at the museum. "They were native to the area."

Rider says, the museum is free and open to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated to help keep Carrabelle's WW2 heritage alive.