Museum CollectionsThe museum and archives collections, including remnants from the explosion, historic photographs, relevant documents, artifacts, and oral histories, are critical in understanding the events and tragedies of Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial. The collection is a tangible link to the diverse stories through educational programs, research opportunities, and through both virtual and onsite/offsite exhibition.
Museum and Archives collections have an important place in the mission of the National Park Service. Nearly every unit of the National Park Service has some form of a museum and archives collection. These collections may include historic objects, natural history specimens, archeology, and archives. Museum and archives collections offer tangible evidence of who we were and who we are as a society. Museum and archives collections are available to the public through exhibitions, web exhibits, and research. For more information about museum collections in the NPS, please click here.