ABOUT OUR MUSEUM

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ABOUT OUR MUSEUM

The Museum is located at the Naples Municipal Airport

“On December 5th two day’s prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii, the leaders of Naples and Collier county had been notified by the CAA ( Civil Aeronautics Administration) that Naples was #2 on the list of Fl. airports to be constructed.

But 2 days later, the confusion and devastation of the attack on pearl harbor changed the original intention and time plan. Plans to build a landing strip or small sub base were converted to plans for a full-sized Army base. The purpose and intention of the recently purchased land were to accommodate the federal declaration of war and America’s need for training pilots, gunners, enlisted and officers, in the craft of defense.”

taken from the book Pilots, Pinballs and Politics…by Nancy McEntee Ph.D. used with permission  The book is available on Amazon

Welcome to the About page of the Naples Museum Of Military History. We are a  Southwest Florida 501(c)(3) military history museum. Our Museum is packed with over 10,000 military artifacts available for public viewing.

There are Items from all over the world. We have Items from The Revolutionary War all the way to the Middle East conflicts.

We have Military Artifacts from Allies and Enemies on display. There is never a charge for admission and you may take as many photographs as you would like.  Naples Museum Of Military History shirts are for sale, the money is considered a donation so there is no tax.

There are Docents in each room. These Docents are there to answer any questions you may have. Our mission is to make your visit to The Naples Museum Of Military History a Memorable one.

 

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Official Logo of The Naples Museum Of Military History

Mission: To acquire and preserve significant Military artifacts and to display these and in a fashion conducive to public viewing and understanding.

To acquire, catalog and make available media to interested persons. There are books, unpublished documents and other papers which can facilitate research.

To show an understanding, and appreciation of all Military artifacts on display.

Arrange for guided tours for groups of visitors interested in our Military history.

Email us at  info@naplesmmh.org  Phone is  (239) 450-0073

If no answer please leave a message

We have a growing group of enthusiasts. This Group has an abiding interest in presenting displays of historical military items.  We aim to honor those who have served. Honor those that have given their lives for their countries. and in the conflicts represented. Pass on the stories connected to these Military artifacts. We regard the preservation of these treasured artifacts represented to be a sacred trust.

Through them, we can recreate a historic “realism” for visitors. And a better understanding of how and why these wars were fought.

 

Naples Museum Of Military History

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