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Discover Coastal Georgia’s extraordinary contributions to winning World War II.

Test your skills as a plane spotter watching the skies for enemy aircraft. Train to direct fighter pilots like the officers at Naval Air Station St. Simons. Build a Liberty ship to transport critical supplies to troops overseas. Experience all this and more in the immersive galleries and interactives at the World War II Home Front Museum.

The Museum is housed in the Historic St. Simons Coast Guard Station, built in 1936. Step back to April 8, 1942 when the crew from this station rescued survivors of two American ships torpedoed by a German U-boat 13 miles off St. Simons Island. Visitors of all ages will be inspired by the stories of ordinary Americans doing their part to win the war.

On Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, volunteer Storytellers are at the World War II Home Front Museum sharing their memories of serving abroad and on the Home Front during World War II. Museum visitors will hear personal accounts of the war years including working on Liberty ships, what it was like to be in the Battle of the Bulge as an Army Combat Engineer, serving stateside in Navy hospitals, scrapping for the war effort, and working in the J.A. Jones Shipyard. Come visit the Museum and talk with these incredible individuals. If you or someone you know would like to take part in our Storytellers program and share memories of World War II on the Home Front or abroad, please contact Kim Campbell, Museum Site Manager, at (912) 634-7091.

We are recruiting volunteer docents for the Home Front Museum! We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in learning about and sharing our community’s home front history. Register on our Volunteer page or call (912) 634-7093 for more information.

 

The Museum is full of interesting oral histories. We invite you to hear an excerpt from Stanley Altman who served as a Navy gunner on several Liberty Ships.

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