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Shaped by Conflict: Mementoes of the WWII Era

August 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Shaped by Conflict: Mementoes of the WWII Era

World War II was a defining event in the lives of virtually all Americans. Whether they served in the military or worked on the home front, the war had a dramatic effect on daily life. In light of this, many Americans created and collected mementoes that they felt would serve as a lasting reminder of this pivotal experience. These keepsakes fulfilled different purposes, from honoring a fallen comrade to reminding a sweetheart of one’s devotion. Yet all were personal reminders of service and sacrifice in the fight for freedom.

Our final special exhibit of 2021, Shaped by Conflict gives visitors an in-depth look at common mementos and personal items of the WWII era. Including handmade trench art, postcards, sweetheart pillows and much more, this exhibit illustrates how Americans sought to commemorate a critical moment in our nation’s history.

This exhibit is curated by the Wright Museum of WWII, using items from its extensive Permanent Collection.

Museum open daily 10am-4pm and Sundays Noon-4pm


August 17, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Wright Museum
77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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