The City of Dublin and Parks Reserve Forces Training Area will open the Dublin Camp Parks Military History Center with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, at 10:00 a.m., led by Dublin Mayor David Haubert and Camp Parks Deputy to the Garrison Commander Ainsworth Jackson. The ribbon cutting will be followed by a talk on Camp Parks history by local historian Steve Minniear at 10:45 a.m.
The new History Center – which was developed and will be operated jointly by the City of Dublin and Parks Reserve Forces Training Area – portrays Camp Parks’ history in Dublin, from its establishment as an important West Coast Navy facility during World War II to present day use by the U.S. Army Reserve. It includes permanent exhibits on the Navy Seabees who first called the base home, life here during World War II, and Camp Parks’ historically important role in integrating women and minorities in the military. The facility will also include a changing display, featuring new content twice a year. The first temporary display features a look at military head coverings since World War II.
The History Center will be open daily, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., for self-guided tours. The Center will also host occasional special programs on military history. Admission is free.