FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: 1LT Vincent Solomeno, (732) 974-5966
National Guard Militia Museum Update
SEA GIRT – The National Guard Militia Museum at Sea Girt sustained significant damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The Main Museum is closed to the public while recovery efforts are ongoing and those interested in learning about New Jersey’s rich military history are encouraged to visit the Museum Annex located in Lawrenceville.
“We are down but we are not out,” said Captain Vincent Solomeno, Command Historian of the New Jersey National Guard. “Due in part to the immediate response of National Guard personnel, U.S. Army museum professionals, and volunteers, we were able to stabilize artifacts and begin hurricane recovery.”
The Museum Annex at Lawrenceville remains open Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00AM – 3:00PM. Items on exhibit include weapons, uniforms and other equipment from various periods of service. There are two rooms dedicated to military memorabilia from the Civil War and a "Model Room" with over one hundred small-scale models of military equipment. Additionally, tanks, vehicles and cannon are on display outside.
The museum’s support foundation is conducting a fundraising campaign to coordinate and receive the generous donations arriving from individuals and charitable non-profits. Donations may be sent to the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey, 151 Eggerts Crossing Road, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648.