Jacksonville, NC, is known as home of the nation's largest US Marine base, is now known, since 1988, as the home of the Cyprus Museum. The Cyprus Museum is a 2500 square foot building. It houses the cypriot antiquities as well as source materials on modern Cyprus, collected by the members of the Cyprus Museum. It is also a resource center. Every year dozens of students spend time there researching information about the island. It is the only place in the States that perpetuates the history of Cyprus.
The Museum's collection includes: medieval maps, ancient pottery and sculptures dating from the early Bronze Age, Byzantine icons and religious items, folk handicrafts, recourse materials on Cypriot government documents, archeological studies, treatises on the Cyprus Problem, videos, photographs and materials on the Women's Walk Home campaigns. More than 4000 years of history are preserved at the Cyprus Museum.