Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
PO BOX 1334
CARRABELLE FL 32322-1334
Contact Information
Address PO BOX 1334
Telephone (850) 697-8575
Alternate Address 1001 Gray Ave
Carrabelle, 32322
Web and Social Media
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Donate to this Orgs Endowment Fund at Community Foundation
Camp Gordon Johnston Front Entrance
At A Glance
Organization DBA
Camp Gordon Johnston Association, Inc.
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
EIN Number 59-3391636
Year of Incorporation 1997
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $50,000.00
Projected Expenses $50,000.00
Mission Statement

Camp Gordon Johnston’s museum role is to preserve the heritage of the men who trained at the camp during WW II. Carrabelle was the focal point of social life around the camp when it was open during WW II, and today continues its role as the preserver of the amphibious soldier's heritage.

Camp Gordon Johnston opened in 1942 for the sole purpose of training amphibious soldiers and their support groups, this camp trained a quarter of a million men, closing in June of 1946.

The sacrifices and achievements of our WW II era citizens have led historians to label these individuals as the best generation America has yet produced. We feel it would be a tragedy not to display their accomplishments as a worthy lesson for today's citizens. To this extent the museum promotes not only the history of WW II, but also portrays the gigantic effort that our nation poured into this conflict. The CGJ Museum has compiled an extensive history of the various units that trained here, as well as a photographic display of the area and life as it existed at the camp. Furthermore, the CGJ veterans have contributed the artifacts brought back from battles overseas, along with uniforms, mess kits, and all sorts of souvenirs, too numerous to name.

Needs Statement
  1. Financial assistance for the new museum building and storage facility
Impact Statement


  • 17th Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Day Celebration
  • Brought in 4,000 visitors, the highest number to date
  • Formed a construction budget for the new building 
  • Started our first African American military history during the month of Feburary 
  • Participated in our 7th annual Smithsonian National Museum Day
  • To complete the first building on our property at Carabelle Beach
  • To hold the 4th Annual Salute to Veterans Golf Tournament
  • To part in Leon County FL 70th Anniversary honoring the D-Day Landings 1974
  • To create an endowment at the Community Foundation of North Florida
Background Statement
Early in 1995 a group of North Florida people began speculating on the possibility of forming a Camp Gordon Johnston Association and holding reunions of men and women who served there. It was soon discovered that a whole lot of people were electrified by the idea, and we began holding regular meetings in Lanark Village or Carrabelle. Result: a smashing first reunion March 1-3, 1996 and a committment to hold annual reunions each March for the foreseeable future. The reunions so far have been great fun and well-attended. They came to Camp Gordon Johnston from every state in the Union during World War II and they're coming from every state for the reunions, too.
Service Categories
History Museums
Areas of Service
Areas Served
State of Florida
Carrabelle, Port St. Joe, Crawfordville, Quincey, Monticello, Tallahassee, Pensacola, and all over the U.S.A as well as France and Germany.
Board Chair Statement Our long term perspective is to keep the museum operating through grants and an endowment fund. By keeping the museum financially stable, we will be able to maintain facilities and a limited staff. By not becoming dependent upon the taxpayers our goal is to turn ownership over to either city, county or state ownership. The board of directors will continue to direct and operate the museum as a valuable asset contributing to history, education and tourism for northwest Florida
CEO Statement/Executive Director Statement
Our objective is three-fold:
To preserve the memories of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and all military personnel as well as civilians who were a part of Camp Carrabelle and Camp Gordon Johnston as well as the surrounding towns counties who were a part of the WWII history of the area. The museum is a unique microcosm of that era and is extremely important to the culture, education and history of that generation. The final caveat to our efforts is the tourist activity that we have generated for Franklin County.
Description Historic: African American month: Documentaries, films and historic photographs. Technical: operation of WII vehicles, weapons, tactics. Cultural: American art, music and attitudes. Educational: The events leading up to WWII.
Budget $0.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other History & Historical Programs
Population Served International, Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success Visitors always come away with new knowledge of what America went through leading up to and during WWII.
Long term Success A better understanding of the attitudes, better understanding of the conditions which existed then and today concerning conflicts and how they have similarities.
Program Success Monitored By e-mails, personal reactions from visitors and testimonials.
Examples of Program Success Invitations to speak at civic organizations, such as Kiwanis, Lions, Libraries, regional clubs who come to Carrabelle for meetings and returning school groups.
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
Board Chair
Board Chair Anthony Minichiello
Company Affiliation Retired
Term June 2012 to June 2014
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Rhonda Skipper
Company Affiliation Property Appraiser, Franklin county, Fl
Term June 2012 to June 2014
Board Members
David Butler LTC USA, retired
Robert Carnley General Manager Graphateria
Robert Dietz Retired WWII veteran
Val Frailey Commander Post 13 American Legion
Christine Hinton Retired educator
Michael Horveath Retired
Greg Kristofferson Ajt Post 82 Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion
Paul Marxsen Marxsen Accounting Service
Matt Matthews Principle Matthews Law Firm
Anthony Minichiello Semi-retired
Rhonda Skipper Tax Appraiser Franklin County
Sidney Winchester Retired banker
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1 Italian American
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 2
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 51%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 10%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Anthony Minichiello
Term Start 2014
Experience 30 years outside sales and sales promotion, USAF veteran during Vietnam, college graduate Government and Economics, past board member Florida Printers Association, charter member Carrabelle Lions Club, member Tallahassee Post 13, American Legion, life member AMVETS Fl post 107
Co-CEO Ms. Rhonda Skipper
Term Start June 2013
Senior Staff
Title Curator
Experience/Biography 25 years as an educator. Masters degree in education. 6 years as paid curator.
Title Curator
Experience/Biography 25 years as an educator. Masters degree in education. 6 years as paid curator.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 3
Contractors 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
American Legion, US Army Museum, Wakulla, Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Gulf County, Chambers of Commerce, Visit Tallahassee
First Place Parade Veterans DayWakulla County2010
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2013
Fiscal Year End June 30 2014
Projected Revenue $50,000.00
Projected Expenses $50,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Dtermination
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$47,629$56,548$45,623
Administration Expense$0$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.950.951.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$532,468$548,384$548,430
Current Assets$240,318$254,493$256,896
Long-Term Liabilities$827$737$203
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$531,641$547,647$548,227
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Permanent location of memorial park and building
Goal $300,000.00
Dates June 2014 to June 2017
Amount Raised To Date 107865.86 as of May 2014
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Organization Comments We try to at least break even every year
Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Nonprofit Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
Address PO BOX 1334
CARRABELLE , FL 323221334
Primary Phone 850 697-8575
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Donate to Endowment Fund at Community Foundation
CEO/Executive Director Anthony Minichiello
Board Chair Anthony Minichiello
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Year of Incorporation 1997