“Hopefully, it will give them a glimpse of how four-grown men lived together in a hut the size of a tent…” 

The Kapiti US Marines Trust devotes itself to celebrating and preserving the history of the 15,000 US Marines who were stationed in three local camps around Paekakariki during WWII (between 1942-43).

Recently, the Trust secured a partially complete officer's hut, which would have once housed four Marines. They restored it to its original condition with the help of the Menzshed.

Story Inc happily agreed to assist by sourcing replica artefacts and decorating the interior.

The restored hut was completed just in time for Memorial Day (29 May 2017).