“Memories of World War II” to Highlight 2018 Opening at Wright Museum

On May 1, the Wright Museum of WWII will open for the 2018 season with the exhibit, “Memories of World War II – Photographs from the Associated Press Archives.” On display through June 17, the exhibit consists of approximately 50 black and white photographs from the Associated Press Archives, including selections of the most iconic WWII images taken between 1939 and 1945.

“This is a rare opportunity to view World War II through the eyes of some of the best photographers of the era,” noted Mike Culver, executive director. This extraordinary exhibit will draw new visitors from across NH.

Some of the photos in the collection include: the German Army marching into Paris down the Champs-Elysees, Londoners in underground train stations, Hitler after the invasion of Poland, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and more.

Out of nearly two hundred reporters and photographers who fanned out around the globe to cover WWII for the Associated Press, five lost their lives and seven others won Pulitzer Prizes.

“This is a moving tribute to an era in our nation’s history that continues to define the American character and experience,” added Culver.

The Wright Museum of World War II is located in Wolfeboro, NH and open daily to the public for the 2018 season from May 1 through October 31. Museum hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday from 12 to 4 pm.

The Museum is a not-for-profit educational institution that focuses on the American home front and war front during World War II. The museum is located at 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, on Route 28.