Family Day expected to attract hundreds of visitors

On Sunday, July 14, hundreds are expected to attend Wright Museum’s Family Day, which features rides in WWII vehicles, live music, animal shows, WWII and Civil War re-enactors and more.

For Executive Director Mike Culver, the day’s festivities epitomize an important part of what takes place at Wright Museum on a daily basis.

“We are building community here,” he said. “We are an institution committed to education, but also a place where we want the community to gather. This event highlights our role in the greater Lakes Region community.”

Lorie Hopkins of NFP Insurance, event sponsor, said they look forward to Family Day and “seeing the faces of the children who get to ride on the military vehicles.”

“Family Day is a fun way to reach our children and teach them their history yet make it a fun learning experience,” she added.

Family Day takes place from 11am to 3 pm on Sunday, July 14 with additional activities to include face painting, balloon art, family game and the opportunity to see Sherman and Pershing tanks.

“We appreciate this event, which not only excites locals, but brings visitors from outside the area into our beautiful town of Wolfeboro,” said Kevin Lawlor, Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Family Day is sponsored by NFP Insurance, Kevin Lawlor – Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Green Mountain Communications, Doran Independent Insurance, Black’s Paper Store and Gift Shop, and Laconia Daily Sun.

Admission is $9 for members, $12 for adult non-members, $10 for children ages 5-17 and free for children 4 and younger. At the event, food will also be available for purchase.

Parking at the museum is limited on Family Day to disabled persons. For more information about parking on Family Day, or the museum, visit

The region’s leading resource for educators and learners of all ages on World War II, the Wright Museum features more than 14,000 items in its collection that are representative of both the homefront and battlefield.