Friday, June 20, 2014
The Atlantic County Veterans Museum Committee will hold its next collection date on Saturday, June 28 to accept donations of military service items for future display in an Atlantic County Veterans Museum.
Donations of military items attributed to the military service of Atlantic County citizens through all conflicts and from all branches of service will be accepted from 11:30 AM to 3 PM at the Atlantic County Library/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Avenue.
Artifacts with a direct connection to an area veteran including photographs, supporting service documentation, and/or personal accounts are of particular interest. A categorized list of articles of interest is available on the county web site at www.aclink.org/vetsmuseum. The site also includes preservation tips for specific types of artifacts.
The Veterans Museum Committee was formed by County Executive Dennis Levinson in March 2013 to help develop policies and procedures for accepting donations and identify necessary renovations for the historic Daniel Estell Manor House which the county has provided to house the museum. It is located adjacent to the county park in Estell Manor. Included within the park is the county veterans cemetery, currently undergoing its own expansion.
For more information, visit www.aclink.org/vetsmuseum or call Cindy Mason-Purdie, Administrator of the Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, at (609) 646-8699 ext. 6314.