November 5, 2012

New naval museum leases space at former Brunswick base

By Dennis Hoey
Staff Writer

BRUNSWICK — A museum dedicated to preserving the history of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station and its airborne patrols has signed a lease to rent space at the military base for its collection of artifacts.

John B. Briley, President of the museum’s Board of Directors, in a statement issued recently, said that the Brunswick Naval Museum and Memorial Gardens is now occupying two rooms of Brunswick Landing’s main office building – formerly known as Hangar Six.

Briley said the location will enable the museum to establish a presence in a relatively high traffic area and provide a base of operations for collecting artifacts and establishing a small exhibit.

Briley said that the museum had wanted to move into space at the former base chapel, but that would have cost about $250,000 to bring the building up to code. Briley said the museum does not have enough money to fund the renovation project at this time.

The museum still plans to move into the chapel and provide space for the Veterans’ Council. For more information about the museum project go to:

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