- Associated Press - Sunday, August 6, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Military Historical Society’s museum isn’t expected to survive the move of the Maine National Guard headquarters from Camp Keyes to a new facility, Camp Chamberlain.

The new Maine National Guard Joint Force Headquarters is expected to open in January.

Brig. Gen. Dwaine Drummond tells the Kennebec Journal (https://bit.ly/2va0OJk ) that the $32 million budget for Camp Chamberlain didn’t include space for the museum. Without a home or curator, the museum will close and volunteers will scramble to store the museum’s historical artifacts.

The museum’s artifacts include Medals of Honor awarded to Maine military heroes and a pistol believed to have belonged Maj. Gen. Joshua Chamberlain. Other items include pre-Revolutionary War citizen militia flags, uniforms, weapons, photographs and war trophies.


Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

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