The National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and displaying artifacts with a specific historical significance to the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, and the State Militia of New Jersey.

The Museum is also the home of the Center for U.S. War Veterans’ Oral Histories. It is the Center’s mission to collect and preserve the memories of Veterans and Gold Star family members through recorded oral history interviews.  

To date, the Center’s collection contains over 600 interviews of Veterans of all branches of service from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and other American military campaigns. Over 270 interviews are available in our online archives.

Researchers interested in our vast collection of artifacts or oral histories are welcome to contact us using the form provided.  

More than 10,000 New Jersey women served in the military in WWII, including Anna and Julia, the 21-year-old Bubnick twins of Carteret, who signed up for the Navy WAVE program.

Korean war draftees on the march at Fort Dix, NJ, in 1950.

In September 1940, NJ National Guardsmen train on an obsolete anti-tank gun at the Sussex Avenue Armory in Newark.

The Vineland NJ National Guard Armory dedication in October, 1940