The idea and legwork for the Camp Roberts Historical Museum
originated with Albert E. Davis, retired Master Sergeant from the CA National Guard and WWII and Korean War veteran.
A dedication of the museum in his honor was held Memorial Day 2012 at the museum. A number of his family attended, including his daughter, Carolyn Davis Reese.
Don Dahl and I recorded the event with our photography skills, such as they might be. It was a wonderful time of remembrance for all.
"The Camp Roberts Historical Museum consists of the Main Museum, Building 114 (originally the WWII Red Cross Headquarters) and the Museum Annex, Building 6485 (originally the WWII Post Office). The Museum complex has about 3,000 line items displayed and stored for future exhibits.
"In the Main Museum you will see exhibits on training at Camp Roberts during WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam, the Gulf War and Iraqi Freedom
, as well as exhibits on Corporal Roberts (the Camp's namesake), the National Guard, the Women's Army Corps, the WWII railroad station, Camp Roberts celebrities, dining facilities, civilian workers, the hospital, the PX, the Soldiers Bowl, and others. There is also an extensive patch collection, a small reference library and a video viewing room. The Main Museum also has a large gift shop with books (including "The History of Camp Roberts"), WWII postcards, posters, DVDs, clothing and many other interesting items.
"The Museum Annex houses our large vintage vehicle collection as well as many other exhibits, including the Camp stage shows and radio broadcasts, the Camp chapels, a WWII office, an Iraqi Republican Guard exhibit, and a large model vehicle collection. "