The Wright Museum Among The Saturday Evening Post’s Best Private Military Museums

Recently, The Saturday Evening Post named The Wright Museum of World War II among the nation’s best private military museums. The publication highlighted the museum’s focus on “the small things, particularly when it comes to the home front.” This statement recognizes the unique aspect of the museum’s comprehensive look at America’s “greatest generation,” which focuses not only on the battle front but also on the incredible contributions and changes that occurred at home. In addition, the Post cited the Wright Museum’s dedication to preserving its collection as “a reminder that the realities of conflict reverberated far beyond the battlefield.” The Wright Museum was one of six museums to earn the Post’s distinction as “one of the country’s most lavish and extensive military exhibits.”

The Wright Museum’s executive director, Peggy Hennelly-Maniates, said, “What a way to start the season and our 30th anniversary! It is such an honor to be included with the other institutions named by the Post as the best private military museums in the country. It is truly an honor to have our late founder’s, David Wright’s, vision and passion for World War II, American military history, and the American home front recognized by such an iconic organization.”

The Wright Museum is set to open its doors for the season on May 1st and will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. This year’s special exhibits include “Women in Uniform,” celebrating the Navy’s female military personnel, and “D-Day: Freedom from Above,” an exciting interactive D-Day exhibit.

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