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The NGMMNJ, Inc. is a 501c(3) organization dedicated to assist in the collection, preservation and display of artifacts and related memorabilia with specific historical significance to the Militia and National Guard of the State of New Jersey which portray the contributions of the citizen-soldier to both the State and the Nation.

The two museum locations at the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt and the National Guard Armory, Lawrenceville, present the role of the New Jersey Militia and National Guard within the context of the larger history of the state, using original and reproduction uniforms, weapons, photographs, artifacts and art from the period of Dutch, Swedish and British colonization through the War for Independence, Civil War and World Wars I and II to the present day, paying particular attention to the diversity of the New Jersey citizen soldier and his or her experience. Our museum is driven by volunteers who dedicate their time, energy, and knowledge to the care and protection of our rich military history.

Board of Trustees

COL Robert E Watson, USA Ret, Pres
SFC Duncan MacQueen, USA Ret, VP
CSM David Turner, USA Ret, Sec
LTC Thomas J Smith, USA Ret, Treas
LTC William B Luckenbill, USA Ret,
LtCol Edward Sain, USAF Ret,
SGT James S Kownacki, USA Ret,
LTC Gary H Ireland, USA Ret,
LTC Richard Reitberger, USAF Ret,
SFC Walter Hill, USA Ret,
CPT Alex Jeyschune, USA Ret,
CPT Michael Del Vecchio, USA Ret,
COL Paul Cavise, USA Ret,

Legal Advisor

COL Stephen B Patrick Esq, USA Ret,

Operating Staff

SSG Andrew L Walker, Curator
Government paid employee
Mrs Vipula Sunda, Asst Curator - Lawrenceville
Government paid employee
Mr Joseph Bilby, Asst Curator for Collections - Sea Girt
Government paid employee
Ms Carol Fowler, Asst Curator for Oral Histories - Sea Girt
Government paid employee
LTC William H Kale, USA Ret, Asst Curator - Lawrenceville
LTC Thomas J Smith, USA Ret, Asst Curator - Lawrenceville
LTC William H Kale, USA Ret, Newsletter Publisher


COL Robert E Watson, USA Ret
LTC Thomas J Smith, USA Ret
COL Robert E Watson, USA Ret
SFC Duncan MacQueen, USA Ret


The NGMMNJ, Inc. finances its activities with memberships, donations and grants. Membership in this organization shall be open to current and former military personnel and adult individuals without prior military experience who subscribe to the purposes of the organization and who have met the requirements of membership which may, from time to time, be established by resolution and which may include, but not limited to, the payment of appropriate membership dues and fees. Membership for new members starts the first of the following month of when application is made. Get an initial or renewal 'print and mail with payment' application for membership.
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The NGMMNJ, Inc. accepts Donations all of which are used to support the NGMMNJ. No member is paid any salary (wages) for any work done on behalf of the Museum. A donation may be made by check. All donations are tax deductable to the extent permitted by applicable federal and state laws.


The NGMMNJ, Inc. is managed by a 13 member Board of Trustees 10 of which must be or have been a member of the New Jersey National Guard.


The NGMMNJ, Inc. holds an annual General Membership meeting in the Fall at which an election is held to fill term-expiring vacancies on the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees hold quarterly meetings.

A Peek Inside

**** All displayed weapons have been rendered inoperable. ****

News and Happenings

The Museum at Lawrenceville is now in a new facility on the NJ Dept of Military & Veterans Affairs Campus immediately behind the Armory on Eggerts Crossing Rd. The museum opened to the public on Oct 22, 2021. Operating times listed to the right.

LTC Bill Kale, USA Ret, publishes a NGMMNJ, Inc. newsletter which will be emailed to each member on a periodic basis.

The Museum at Sea Girt has relocated to its new quarters. It is located on the campus of the NG Training Center. Times of operation on the right side of page.

Both Museum locations offer opportunities for school students to participate in an internship. Students interested should contact a member of the Operating Staff (left column) by phone at either Sea Girt or Lawrenceville. Telephone numbers are listed under Locations (right column).

Opportunities exist for volunteers to assist in a wide variety of tasks at both Museum locations. Use your military or civilian skills to help maintain the large inventory of memorabilia, build displays or act as docents (guides). Contact a member of the Operating Staff (left column) by phone at either Sea Girt or Lawrenceville. Telephone numbers are listed under Locations (right column).

Locations and Hours

NG Militia Museum of NJ
PO Box 277, 100 Camp Dr
Sea Girt NJ

Daily 10am to 3pm
Groups - Please arrange appointment.

National Guard Campus
151 Eggerts Crossing Rd
Lawrenceville NJ

9am to 3pm Mon to Fri
10am to 3pm Sat Please call to confirm open.


Board of Trustees

Sea Girt 7 Feb 2024 1300 hrs
Lawrenceville 15 May 2024 1300 hrs
Sea Girt 7 Aug 2024 1300 hrs
Lawrenceville 6 Oct 2024 1300 hrs

General Membership

Lawrenceville 6 Oct 2024 1000 Hrs

Application for Membership

Get an application for membership
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Applying and Applications for Membership:
- The 'Print and Mail' Application for Membership is a PDF form that opens in a new tab. This form must be printed. On a desk/lap-top type device, this form may be completed (and may be saved) and printed locally. It cannot be completed on hand-held, mobile devices and must be printed as a blank form. The printed form must be mailed and accompanied by the membership dues.
- All checks should be made payable to 'NGMMNJ-Inc' and mailed to: NGMMNJ-Inc, 151 Eggerts Crossing Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2805
- Donations 'only' should be mailed directly to the above address. Please 'memo' check as 'Donation'
- Please DO NOT MAIL cash.