Mission Statement

The mission of the Military Museum of North Florida is the preservation and respectful presentation of the rich military history of our citizen servicemen and women in order to honor their sacrifices to maintain our freedom.


1. Through various displays and presentations provide snapshots in time of the experiences of our armed forces personnel ensuring their patriotism is not forgotten.
2. To focus on North Florida connections to the defense of freedom and the contributions and sacrifices made by Florida patriots.
3. To provide education to area students of not only the facts surrounding this country's citizens participation in major conflicts but also provide insights into the personal experiences and sacrifices made by their predecessors as well.
4. To develop a living history program so first hand experiences and actions will not be lost.
5. To develop a world class library of military books and manuals for use by students and historical researchers.
6. To contribute to the surrounding communities in supporting patriotic events and commemorations.

Educational aspects of
The Military Museum of North Florida

While the mission of the Military Museum of North Florida is to honor those whom have served their country in the Armed Forces, one of the goals of the museum is to ensure that our youth understand the dedication and sacrifices that those veterans demonstrated and endured.

A significant number of military oriented events have shaped the foundation and direction of this country, from the American Revolution to the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and our current actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. All of these actions have caused significant changes in the direction of the American political and social scene. The museum is prepared to coordinate with the Clay County School System to provide student visits oriented toward the era that their history classes are studying. We are prepared to provide guided, narrative tours emphasizing the period that the class is studying.

Additionally, the museum has an extensive military reference library covering from the evolution of warfare through our current hostilities in Southwest Asia. We have over 900 volumes (not counting periodicals) that are available for students to use in research of a particular period of history.

The museum is also developing a "Living History" library videotaping veterans who have served their country giving their views of the war in which they were involved. These first hand recollections, particularly of World War II, Korea and now Vietnam are fast becoming unavailable. All these interviews will be available to serious students.


The military Museum of North Florida is a non-profit organization as defined under section 501 c (3) of the internal revenue code and as such is considered a public charity and is exempt from Federal income tax. Contributions to the museum are deductible under section 170 of the code. The museum is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106
or 2522 of the code.

The museum is governed by a board of directors composed of patriotic businessmen from the area. It has no paid employees. The officers consist of a President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Curator.