The Wright Museum of WWII – “Experience the past, and be inspired by a nation united!”
In 1994, the Wright Museum of World War II opened in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, a creation of its visionary founder the late David Wright. For over twenty years, this educational institution has fulfilled David’s dream of creating a public understanding and appreciation of the exceptional contributions on the home front and the battle fields made by World War II-era Americans. (wrightmuseum.org)
The Museum accomplishes its mission through careful preservation and thoughtful display of its extensive permanent collection of 1939 – 1945 items; thereby building a reputation as a national repository for historically significant WWII items and memorabilia. Unique to traditional WWII museums, the over 14,000 items in our collection are representative of both the home front and the battle field. These irreplaceable items, together with fully operational military vehicles, introduce visitors to a seminal period in American history. Just as importantly, the Museum places the period into historical context by illustrating the enduring legacy of Americans known today as, “the greatest generation.”
In addition to serving as a knowledgeable guardian of our cultural heritage, the 30,000 sq. ft. Wright Museum offers a variety of educational programs, conducts school tours for students of all ages, and hosts special traveling exhibits relating to the WWII years and beyond. Recent special exhibitions have included WW1 America; WASP: The Untold Story, D-Day photographs; Anne Frank: A History for Today; WWII Quilts; the Associated Press exhibit Memories of World War II; the Smithsonian Institution’s Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and WWII; Norman Rockwell in the 1940s: A View of the American Home Front; the Associated Press exhibit Vietnam: The Real War ; Korea: The Forgotten War ; and the Wright Museum-curated show Private Charles J. Miller: WWII Paintings of the South Pacific.
The Wright Museum of WWII
77 Center Street (Route 28)
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
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