FDR to visit Wright Museum

On Tuesday, May 22 at the Wright Museum, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the nation’s thirty-second President, will recount the changes that occurred in the US between 1941 and 1945. More correctly stated, actor Gary Stamm will impersonate FDR and describe what took place during WWII on the homefront, which proved as important as any battle fought in Europe, Russia, or the Pacific.

“The men, women, and children on the home front supported the war effort in many ways,” noted Wright Museum Executive Director Mike Culver. “They volunteered, participated in government-mandated rationing and price controls, and purchased war bonds. The film industry in Hollywood also churned out movies and cartoons to support the war effort.”

Through impersonating FDR, Culver said Stamm will provide “a unique, lively look” inside an aspect of the war that is often overlooked.

“The war also affected women and minorities, many of whom took over what had generally been seen as ‘men’s’ job,” he said. “There was a lot happening behind the scenes in World War II to support the war effort abroad.”

Stamm’s career spans more than forty years in theater, radio, television, and other media. He wrote, directed, and did voice-over work for Hanna-Barbara Productions in Hollywood.

Wright Museum’s 2018 Lecture Series takes place from 7 to 8 pm every Tuesday from May 8 to October 9. On select dates, a lecture may take place at Town Hall in Wolfeboro and begin at 6:30 pm.

Admission is $8 per person for non-members and $3 for Wright Museum members unless otherwise noted.

Due to limited seating, people are strongly encouraged to make reservations by calling (603) 569-1212. The Museum’s doors open one hour before the program begins.