Biber Foundation Awards $60,000 Project25 Challenge Grant

The Biber Foundation has issued a $60,000 Challenge Grant to the Wright Museum of WWII in support of Project25, an on-going multi-phase project that began in December 2019.

The result of two years of strategic planning and architectural analysis, Project25 addresses five priorities, which include enhancements to exhibit galleries and storylines, space for educational programs, collections care, vehicle maintenance and street presence.

According to Executive Director Mike Culver, the Biber Foundation will “generously donate” $1 for every $2 raised, an opportunity he characterized as “unprecedented” for the museum.

One of the largest matching grants ever received by the Wright Museum, this exceptional opportunity will enable the museum to significantly enhance its capacity to meet the region’s cultural needs during a period when the pandemic has challenged all non-profit cultural institutions.

In looking to the 2021 season (opens May 1), The Wright is committed to delivering the best possible museum experience, welcoming visitors of all ages into the expanded museum.

The Museum is especially proud that one area of focus this year will be on the contributions of women to the wartime effort.

Presented by Service Credit Union, “WASP: The Untold Story” will recount how WWII-era women became trained pilots who tested experimental planes and repaired aircraft. In “Women and the War Effort: Recruiting Posters of WWII,” visitors will learn how America used propaganda through posters to recruit women to participate in the war effort in the military and on the factory floor.

Project25 dramatically improves the Museum’s ability to bring in and develop world-class exhibits right here in Wolfeboro. The Wright Museum encourages people and organizations to support the Biber Foundation’s Project25 Challenge Grant, which will enhance the museum and help revitalize our local economy.

To contribute to the Biber Foundation’s Project25 Challenge Grant, send a check to Wright Museum, P.O. Box 1212, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, call (603) 569-1212, or click here. Contributions must be received by October 30th, 2021.

The region’s leading resource for educators and learners of all ages on World War II, The Wright features more than 14,000 items in its collection that are representative of both the homefront and battlefield. The Wright Museum is open May 1 through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.