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.
Through various displays and presentations provide snapshots in
time of the experiences of our armed forces personnel ensuring their
patriotism is not forgotten.
To focus on North Florida connections to the defense of freedom
and the contributions and sacrifices made by Florida patriots.
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.
To develop a living history program so first hand experiences and
actions will not be lost.
To develop a world class library of military books and manuals for
use by students and historical researchers.
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
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.