How the Home Front Became a Light During World War II Blackouts

As the world was engulfed in the turmoil of World War II, nations mobilized their resources and populations in an unprecedented effort to secure victory. Amidst the sacrifices and cooperation demanded by the war effort, one aspect of civilian life stood out as both symbolic and crucial: the blackout.

Fighting on Two Fronts

This post contains an excerpt from “Fighting on Two Fronts: A Condensed History of the Tuskegee Airmen,” a StoryMap project created by Wright Museum intern Noah Eckert during the winter […]

Surprise Visitors for Christmas Eve

On December 16th, 1944, Adolf Hitler launched a surprise attack against the Allied soldiers in Belgium’s dense Ardennes Forest in what became known as the Battle of the Bulge. The […]

The Soviet Night Witches

What was one of the most horrifying sounds a German soldier on the Russian front could hear in the dead of night – a sound that would turn his heart to jelly? The soft “whooshing” of the wind off the struts of a Night Witch’s jerry-rigged biplane bomber; described as the sound of a witch’s broom as it silently glided in to drop its payload of bombs.

Wolfeboro During World War II

Looking down Main Street in Wolfeboro, a photograph shows buildings and cars of the 1940's

Wolfeboro was incorporated as a town in 1770 and over the years became a popular summer vacation destination for people from all over the United States. During World War II, Wolfeboro’s husbands, wives, sons, and daughters left home to serve in the military. Have you ever wondered what it was like to live or vacation in Wolfeboro during the war?

Breaking Barriers: Benjamin O. Davis Sr. and Jr.

The first two Black generals in the U.S. military were father and son: Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. and Benjamin O Davis, Jr. They broke barriers and were instrumental in the eventual desegregation of the U.S. military.

Baseball and WWII

With the 2020 baseball season finally underway, here’s a special look at some of the baseball related items in our collection! In the 1940’s baseball was the most popular sport […]