Exhibits

Main gallery of ADBC Museum; WWII Pacific Theater artifacts related to Bataan and Corregidor

 The ADBC Museum, Education & Research Center holds over 20,000 photographs, 1,600 diaries, 800 books on World War II, 20 original uniforms, over a million pages of documents as well as weapons, flags, medals, statues, models, and much more!

Main gallery of ADBC Museum; WWII Pacific Theater artifacts related to Bataan and Corregidor

Our permanent exhibits explain the conflict in the Pacific theater, focusing on the events leading up to the fall of Bataan and Corregidor on April 9, 1942 and the subsequent imprisonment of American and Filipino soldiers by Imperial Japan. 

Secondary gallery ADBC Museum; WWII Pacific Theater artifacts related to Battan and Corregidor

Many of the artifacts are presented as personal collections showing the war experience from the perspective of an individual soldier. 

Featured: The Edward Jackfert Collection

Service photo of Edward Jackfert

Includes extensive documents such as his journal from the war and numerous speeches he has given around the world.

Featured: The Abie Abraham Collection

Service photo of Abie Abraham

Includes his book, Oh, God, Where Are You?, numerous articles about his service and a Japanese katana sword given to him during the war.

Featured: The Joseph Vater Collection

Service photo of Joseph Vater

Includes photos, original artwork, oral history from the Rutgers Oral History Archives, and his book, Not Your Average Joe.


Donate Artifacts

The ADBC Museum, Education & Research Center is actively accepting unrestricted donations of artifacts and papers. Items we accept include (but are not limited to) uniforms, helmets, hats, medals, weapons, photographs, home movies, oral histories, correspondence, journals, maps, flags, books, artwork, and statues. 


  To make a donation, please call our Curator, James Brockman, at (304) 737-7295. Please be prepared to describe the artifacts your have and provide information on whose they were such as the soldier's name, rank, unit, and dates of service. We will discuss with you the best way to ship your donation to us.