THE JAMES LAWRENCE HOUSE

ARMED FORCES HERITAGE MUSEUM
AT THE JAMES LAWRENCE HOUSE
“Military History Lives Here
459 High Street • Burlington, NJ  08016

The Armed Forces Heritage Museum (AFHM) announces the opening of their new headquarters and military museum in the Lawrence House on the campus of the Burlington County Historical Society in Burlington, NJ.

Hours of Operation

Weekends 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

WE BRING MILITARY HISTORY TO THE PEOPLE

The opening of the new museum and headquarters brings AFHM full cycle from their original objective to construct a museum at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Although sanctioned by the Joint Base and the Air Mobility Command, the original project failed to gain the approval of the Pentagon. AFHM then concluded: “If we can’t have people come to the museum, we will take the museum to the people.”

A Mobile Museum was created and has been visiting schools and community events to support the AFHM mission to Honor, Preserve, and Educate the public on the military history of the State of New Jersey and the neighboring regions.

The new museum is inside the home of John Lawrence. He was the father of Captain James Lawrence, a Naval hero of the War of 1812. The dwelling dates to 1740. Visitors to the museum will receive an overview of the American Revolution and examine displays featuring the experiences of local veterans during the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars.

The Lawrence House is a work in progress. As funding is confirmed, and when the exhibit manufacturer completes the installation, an interactive immersive experience will replace a temporary exhibit in one of the museum rooms. Standby to witness a “Gee-Whiz experience.”

Ask us about partnering to support an event, our day-to-day operations, or a special project.  The ways you can be involved are many. Plus, all of our sponsors are recognized on our website and at our Annual Dinner.

Contact Roy Plummer at: roy.plummer@afhmus.org to find out ways your business can join with us and support our mission.

AFHM Mission Statement
Preserve, Honor, and Educate the public
on the history of the military in New Jersey and the neighboring regions.

 

The Grand Opening
Lawrence House of the Armed Forces Heritage Museum
Sunday:  June 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM
459 High Street, Burlington, NJ  08016