Historic Coast Guard Station 2017

Coastal Georgia Historical Society is proud to announce that we have raised over $3.6 million, completing the 18-month long capital campaign to fund the new World War II Home Front Museum at the Historic Coast Guard Station. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Campaign Committee, we are grateful for the generous gifts and loyal support of our donors.

The Home Front Museum will raise the bar in Glynn County in terms of culture and education and preserve for future generations the truly inspiring story of Coastal Georgia’s profound contribution to the World War II effort. Detailing Glynn County’s extraordinary role during the war, the new museum will be the only permanent, standalone museum in the entire country relating to the World War II home front story. Remarkably, Glynn County was the only county nationwide to operate three critical strategic facilities – a Liberty shipyard, an airship base, and naval radar training facilities.

In June 2016, the Society retained Gallagher & Associates, lead exhibit designer at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, to design approximately 3,000 square feet of exhibits. Gallagher completed the final designs in December 2017. Currently, 1220 Exhibits, exhibit fabricators in Nashville, TN, is working to bring the designs to life. Landmark Preservation is now on site modifying the historic buildings. The sensitive modifications will prepare the buildings for exhibit installation later this summer.

The Grand Opening of the Home Front Museum is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2018.

To learn more about our project, see the World War II Home Front Museum page and read our Case for Support. See our recent Thank You ad for a list of donors as of August 31, 2017.

Campaign committee:

Duane Harris, Campaign Chairman; Honorary Chairmen, John Dunham and Bill Jones III; Millard Allen, Susan Bacon, Sam Brinkley, John Campbell, Jim DeLong, Lewis Glenn, Ed Hawie, Linda Heagy, Ralph Jernigan, Brenda Jones, Scott Ledbetter, Kevin Lokey, Mike Martin, Cindy Rackley, Gene Rackley, and Hillary Stringfellow.

Donate – World War II Home Front Museum Capital Campaign

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Coastal Georgia Historical Society is designated as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Gifts are eligible for a charitable deduction from Federal and state income taxes to the extent provided by law.