Welcome to the Wright Museum
The Wright Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to celebrating Americans' sacrifices and achievements during WWII. All of the museum's programs and events are supported solely through private donations. To learn more about how you can support the Wright Museum, please visit our Membership page.
The Wright Museum To Participate In Blue Star Museums
The Wright Museum one of more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense
The Wright Museum is proud to announce the launch of its participation in the Blue Star Museum program. Blue Star Museums is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Festival of Trees 2012
Fascinating Stories from the Wright Museum Archive
Explore the fascinating stories featured in the museum's changing displays such as:
- Rare Photo of Ernie Pyle Comes to Light
- Nazi U-boat Carries a Half Ton of Uranium into Portsmouth Harbor
- Harley Davidson, WWII, and the Rise of the Post-War Biker Culture
- Governor Herbert Lehman's 1941 Cadillac
- The Secret History of Gen. MacArthur's Wet Ankles
Many other stories can be read by visiting the Wright Museum's online Archive.
Take a Virtual Tour of the Wright Museum.
You will need PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer. If you do not have PowerPoint, or if yours is an older version, the Viewer is available as a free download from Microsoft.
Note: The Virtual Tour is a 2MB file and may take a while to run from the Internet. To expedite your download, it is recommended that you right-click the Virtual Tour link, select "Save Target As," and save it to your location of choice. Running the dowloaded file from your computer will be much smoother and quicker.
Interested in donating to the Collection?
Click here for more information about donating objects to the Collection.
Please do not send unsolicited collection donations through the mail. Thank you!