Amelia Museum’s September 2015 3rd on 3rd

Special guest Greg Parsons, Curator at the Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park, will discuss the fascinating history of Camp Blanding.

Amelia Museum's September 2015 3rd on 3rdThe Amelia Island Museum of History’s upcoming 3rd on 3rd lecture will be held September 18, at 6:00 PM in the Peck Auditorium (516 South Tenth Street, Fernandina).

Special guest Greg Parsons, Curator at the Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park, will discuss the fascinating history of Camp Blanding. During WWII, Camp Blanding was a major training facility for the United States Army, housing around 55,000 soldiers at a time. At one point during the war it was the fourth largest city in Florida by population.

For most of 1944 and 1945, a very large percentage of the individuals sent to replenish the ranks of America’s combat infantry formations trained at the Camp’s IRTC. In Addition, the Camp was the site of a 2800-bed hospital, a German Prisoner of War Compound and at the war’s end, a Separation Center.

This program is free for members with a suggested donation of $5.00 for nonmembers. Seating is first-come/first-served.

For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext 102, or gray@ameliamuseum.org.

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