This display is part of the Lock, Stock, and Barrel exhibit. It commemorates the impact the Naval Ammunition Depot (NAD) had on the city of Hastings. It contains personal items from people impacted by the NAD, as well as some of the munitions manufactured there. Built in 1942, the NAD was one of four major depots in the U.S. and operated until 1958 when it was decommissioned. It was fully closed in 1966. The Hastings Museum is always looking for new artifacts and personal stories of people impacted by the NAD to enhance this display.
Every spring and fall, the Hastings Museum offers bus tours of that feature the history of the NAD and the city of Hastings during WWII. If you would like to add your name to a call list for future tours, please contact us at 402-461-2399.