Manufacturing exhibit

“Manufacturing Victory” set to open on August 20 at Wright Museum

The Wright Museum in Wolfeboro will open a new exhibit, “Manufacturing Victory, The Arsenal of Democracy.”

At the beginning of World War II, the United States mobilized the entire economy and industrial structure to produce the most powerful “Arsenal of Democracy” the world has ever known. The industrial output alone was staggering, and the enormous efforts on the home-front fostered some of the most important scientific advances in history.

This exhibit will detail these enormous efforts on the home-front during World War II. The military arsenal and machines of Allied victory depended on a work-force willing to do whatever it took to arm and outfit the U.S. and Allied forces. While soldiers faced the actual fighting around the world, those at home built an unprecedented machine of war in factories all over the United States

Mike Culver, executive director of the museum, described the exhibit as “a glimpse of the massive mobilization at home that helped to ensure victory in World War II.”

“Everything from tanks and rifles to the clothes on the soldier’s back had to be manufactured to support the war effort,” he said. “Ordinary men and women all over the United States went to work in the factories and mills, which is where the machines and equipment of victory were made.”

As the region’s leading resource for educators and learners of all ages on World War II, this exhibit offer will offer a singular contribution and resource to the general public’s understanding of the domestic efforts that helped win the war.

“Manufacturing Victory” was created by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. It will be on exhibit at the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro, August 20 through October 31, 2018.

This exhibit was made possible by the generous support from Pratt & Whitney and The Weirs Times.

The Wright Museum is open daily through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.