For more information, contact Kara Villamil or Mona S. Rowe
EVENT: A pre-Veterans Day ceremony announcing the future home of a history museum featuring the U.S. Army's former Camp Upton, whose site is now Brookhaven National Laboratory.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 10, 11:30 a.m.
NOTE: This event is being held before the Veterans Day holiday.
WHERE: Bldg. 184, Brookhaven National Laboratory
DETAILS: Long Island veterans and Brookhaven Lab employees will celebrate together the selection of a new home for the renowned Camp Upton Historical Collection.
Camp Upton was a major Army training center for soldiers in World War I, and an induction center during World War II. Its site became Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1947.
Some of the veterans scheduled to attend the event were trained at Camp Upton. A VFW honor guard is also scheduled to participate.
The historical collection contains numerous unique artifacts donated to or found at BNL, including uniforms, photographs and spent munitions. It was a popular attraction at the BNL Science Museum until 1997, when the museum moved to a smaller temporary building and the collection was put into storage.
The new display space will be located in the former Camp Upton chapel. By next spring, the building will be renovated and opened for public group tours.
The new museum is part of BNL's ongoing efforts to open its site to the general public.