Aviation museum receives travel and tourism grant

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Aviation museum receives travel and tourism grant Aviation museum receives travel and tourism grant

 LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Naval Air Station (NAS) Wildwood Aviation Museum will receive funding in 2013 through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism.

The aviation museum will provide a 25 percent match for the grant with its own funds. The money will go toward the museum’s marketing plan, called “Stay an Extra Day!”

The marketing plan will work with the state’s goal of fostering economic growth by increasing tourism expenditures, encouraging long term stays and promoting New Jersey’s arts, cultural, recreational and leisure opportunities, according to a press release.

The museum will partner with the Cape May County Department of Tourism to target visitors from out of state and Canada, encouraging them to stay an extra day.

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located in Historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport. Cape May Airport was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center.

The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945.

For more information, call Bruce Fournier at 886-8787 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.usnasw.org. 


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