Washington National Guard Museum
|Washington National Guard Museum|
Museum in 2014
|Location||Building #2 (The Arsenal)
Camp Murray, Washington
The Washington National Guard Museum, also known as The Arsenal Museum, is a military museum of the Washington National Guard. It is located at the Washington National Guard headquarters at Camp Murray visible from Interstate 5 near Lakewood, Washington.
The museum is run by Washington National Guard State Historical Society volunteers.
The collection includes (inside) military artifacts and memorabilia including National Guard weapons, uniforms and diaries dating back to World War I; and outside, static displays including an M47 Patton tank, F-101 Voodoo jet fighter, and AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter.
The building housing the museum, The Arsenal, was built in 1915–1916. It predates the nearby Lewis Army Museum, just as the National Guard's Camp Murray is a generation older than the adjacent and larger Fort Lewis (now Joint Base Lewis-McChord).
- R. Cody Phillips (September 1, 1992), A Guide to U.S. Army Museums, Center of Military History, US Army, p. 111
- F-101 Voodoo/58-0330, Warbird Registry, retrieved 2013-05-06
- Melissa Renahan (April 6, 2010), "What's inside Camp Murray?", The Fort Lewis Ranger (Northwest Military)
- Washington National Guard Museum brochure
- ""Arsenal" at Camp Murray", Image archives—Boland collection (Tacoma Public Library), Object 36406
- Steve Dunkelberger (October 8, 2011), "National Guard Site Predates Washington State", Lakewood-JBLM history, retrieved 2013-05-06
- J.M. Simpson (November 3, 2011), "Preserving the past: Camp Murray Guard museum a historical gem", The Fort Lewis Ranger (Northwest Military)
- Carole Beers (October 1, 1992), "Camp Murray On Quiet American Lake Offers Glimpses Of National Guard's Past", The Seattle Times
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