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National Native American Month in Carrabelle
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When
Friday, November 1, 2019 - Saturday, November 30, 2019

Address
Camp Gordon Johnston WW II Museum, Carrabelle History Museum

Phone Number
(850) 697-8575, (850) 697-2141

National Native American Month in Carrabelle

November is National Native American Heritage Month, and the Camp Gordon JohnstonWW II Museum is observing Native Americans in service of their country with special exhibits about Native American men and women from many nations who served in all branches of the military. The exhibit commemorates those Native Americans who received the highest distinction in our military, the Medal of Honor.  The exhibit also presents the story of the Code Talkers, special units of the armed forces, that transmitted communication in their native languages. Although the best-known Code Talkers were Navajo, the practice originated in WWI with Cherokee and Choctaw servicemen, and in WWII involved members of a dozen different nations. 

Each Saturday in November at 1:00pm there will be a special showing of two films. On November 2,16 and 30, the film Windtalkers will be featured. Windtalkers is a fictional story set in the Pacific about a marine (played by Nicholas Cage) assigned to protect a fellow marine who is a Navajo Code Talker.

On November 9 and 21, the museum will show Flags of Our Fathers, directed by Clint Eastwood. This much-acclaimed film tells the story about the men who raised the flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, including the marine private Ira Hayes, a member of the Pima Nation. Hayes’ story is also featured in our Native Americans exhibit.   This special exhibit runs from November 1 to November 30. The Camp Gordon Johnston Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We are also open Sunday November 10 and Monday November 11 from 12:00-4:00 PM to observe Veterans Day.  (Closed Thanksgiving Day) There is no charge for admission but donations are gladly accepted.  

http://www.ncai.org/initiati…/native-american-heritage-month 

Carrabelle’s native residents carved designs into wooden boat paddles and pressed them into clay to make their pottery designs? What exactly is Carrabelle Punctated or Crooked River Complicated Stamped? To learn more about the fascinating history of Carrabelle and see these artifacts, come to the Carrabelle History Museum, Wed 12-5; Thurs, Fri, & Sat 10-5 and Sun 12-5. Please note we will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted to help defray costs.

 

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