The Wright Museum Opens for Its 30th Season

The Wright Museum opened its doors for the season on May 1, 2024, kicking off a season that will see it celebrate its 30th year. Located in Wolfeboro, Hew Hampshire, the Wright Museum recognizes and honors the contributions and enduring legacy of World War II-era Americans through interactive exhibits, lecture series, and a comprehensive look at how both the battlefront and the home front provided a profound, enduring impact on American society.

“We are always excited to open our doors for the season,” said Wright Museum Executive Director Peggy Hennelly-Maniates, “but this year is really special. We’re celebrating 30 years of commemorating the far-reaching effects those of the Greatest Generation have had on our country. We also have some fantastic special exhibits that everyone will want to see, and some amazing lectures and anniversary surprises planned. We can’t wait to see everyone at the museum!”

This year’s special exhibits include “Women in Uniform,” a traveling exhibit courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command that features works of art depicting female Navy military personnel and the wide-ranging and varied occupations they held. In addition to this look at how World War II-era American women were pushing the boundaries of prospects available to them, the Wright Museum will feature an exciting interactive exhibit, “D-Day: Freedom from Above.” This exhibit will provide a unique, interactive experience for all ages, blending physical objects from the Wright Museum’s collection and augmented reality technology. Visitors will be immersed in the decisive moments of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

The 30th anniversary celebrations will run all season long, launching on the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6. From pop-up events to special guests, incredible lectures, and all-out fun, the Wright Museum is looking forward to celebrating its storied history.

Be sure to check out the Wright Museum, which The Saturday Evening Post has called “one of the best private military museums.”