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The Wright Museum

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77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
603-569-1212 www.wrightmuseum.org

In addition to serving as a knowledgeable guardian of our cultural heritage, the 20,000 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 war years. Recent special exhibitions have included D-Day photographs; an Anne Frank show; WW II Quilts; an Associated Press Photography show that contained images from 1934-45; and a Wright Museum-curated show of art work created by a WW II NH soldier/artist.

For two decades, the 501(c)(3) Wright Museum has educated, entertained and inspired nearly 300,000 national and international visitors. Today, more than ever, this one-of-kind Museum remains dedicated to David Wright’s vision of educating future generations about the contributions made by WW II-era Americans and honoring their lasting legacy.

Hours of Operation

May 1 – October 31st
Monday – Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, Noon-4pm.

November through April  
Closed to public. 

Open for Veterans Day 10am – 4pm and by prior arrangement during the months of February through April for school visits and group tours.  Please call (603) 569-1212 to arrange a date and time.

Admission (Pricing subject to change)

Members: Free
Adults: $10
Children (4 and under): Free
Students (5-17): $6
Veterans and Seniors: $8

August 2021

Aug 3

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

Lecture and book signing by Jane Healey In The Beantown Girls, author Jane Healey places us to the final harrowing months of World War II in Europe, and brings it painfully, beautifully, heartbreakingly alive. A literary critic said of the novel: “Through the eyes of Fiona Denning, a Red Cross Clubmobile worker, and her colleagues, we witness firsthand not only acts of courage and sacrifice, but also the romantic bonds that grow even during the horrors of war. Healey’s superb…

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August 03, 2021 07:00 PM
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77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
Aug 4

WWI America at The Wright Museum

WWI America Although it was fought thousands of miles away, World War I transformed the United States from a relatively provincial power on the world stage to a full-fledged global, military-industrial leader, held together by a newly powerful federal government and charged with confident patriotism. This is the America that dominates popular memory: the saturated hues of patriotic posters, jubilant crowds at Liberty Loan rallies, the ranks of manly Doughboys, and hearty choruses of “Over There.”

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August 04, 2021 10:00 AM
August 04, 2021 04:00 PM
The Wright Museum
77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
Aug 8

WWI America at The Wright Museum

WWI America Although it was fought thousands of miles away, World War I transformed the United States from a relatively provincial power on the world stage to a full-fledged global, military-industrial leader, held together by a newly powerful federal government and charged with confident patriotism. This is the America that dominates popular memory: the saturated hues of patriotic posters, jubilant crowds at Liberty Loan rallies, the ranks of manly Doughboys, and hearty choruses of “Over There.”

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August 08, 2021 12:00 PM
August 08, 2021 04:00 PM
The Wright Museum
77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
Aug 9

WWI America at The Wright Museum

WWI America Although it was fought thousands of miles away, World War I transformed the United States from a relatively provincial power on the world stage to a full-fledged global, military-industrial leader, held together by a newly powerful federal government and charged with confident patriotism. This is the America that dominates popular memory: the saturated hues of patriotic posters, jubilant crowds at Liberty Loan rallies, the ranks of manly Doughboys, and hearty choruses of “Over There.”

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August 09, 2021 10:00 AM
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77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
Aug 10

Dear Sis, A One Woman Play by Catherine Ladnier at The Wright Museum

A One Woman Play by Catherine Ladnier Journey through the tumultuous years of World War II through the letters of one American soldier to his sister on the home front. Eva Lee Brown kept the home fires burning on the family farm in South Carolina while her brother, Bill, served in the China Burma India theatre of war. Eva Lee’s letters to Bill chronicled the day to-day-life of their little town. Bill’s letters to Eva were homilies about his duties…

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August 10, 2021 07:00 PM
August 10, 2021 08:00 PM
The Wright Museum
77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
Aug 16

A Dedication to the Memorial Walkway at Wright Museum

  Outdoor dedication of the Wright Museum’s new Memorial Garden Walkway.

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August 16, 2021 01:00 PM
August 16, 2021 02:00 PM
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77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
Aug 17

Shaped by Conflict: Mementoes of the WWII Era

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…

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August 17, 2021 10:00 AM
August 17, 2021 04:00 PM
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77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
Aug 17

The Ghost Army – World War II Lecture & Book Signing

Lecture and book signing by Author Rick Beyers 7.00-8.00 pm / Admission $15 non-members, $12 members In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound-effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, they created a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience. The Ghost Army is…

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August 17, 2021 06:00 PM
August 17, 2021 08:00 PM
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77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
Aug 24

The Truth About Lies: Deception Plans in World War II

Lecture by Dr. Marion Dorsey Winning battles requires fighting and supplies, but sometimes tricks can turn the tide in one side’s favor. The Allies considered and implemented a variety of deceptions, sometimes massive ones, against the Axis powers. From the invasion of Sicily to the landings at Normandy, the Allies benefited from lies and deceptions that started before the first shots were fired and spread well beyond the battlefield. Marion Dorsey is an associate professor of history and a core…

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August 24, 2021 07:00 PM
August 24, 2021 08:00 PM
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77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
Aug 31

The Burning Monk: The Story Behind One of the Vietnam War’s Most Famous Photos

Lecture by Dr. Edward G. Miller In June 1963, American journalist Malcolm Browne captured one of the most famous photographs of all time: the self-immolation of the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc. What caused Quang Duc to take his life in such a shocking and painful way? In his lecture, Edward Miller reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the power struggle in South Vietnam that led to Quang Duc’s act, and how the monk’s death shaped the subsequent course of…

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August 31, 2021 07:00 PM
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Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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