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Lecture Series: Leah Dearborn – Grenier Field and D-Day

Wright Museum of World War II 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, United States

Learn the incredible story of how one small airport in New Hampshire, now known as Manchester Airport, played an important role in transporting members of the 8th Airforce as well as weather squadrons sent to Greenland and Labrador to help predict the weather across Europe, especially D-day. Leah is Associate Director Aviation Museum of New […]

Special D-Day Programming – 30th Anniversary Celebration Events

Wright Museum of World War II 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, United States

  12:00 Noon Join us for a showing of the movie The Longest Day. Viewing will be in the Education Center.   5:30 p.m. D-Day Presentation by Prospect Mountain High School students. A group of students from Mike Folans’s history class at Prospect Mountain High School will present their research on the lives of NH […]

Lecture Series: Joe McQuaid—War Fronts Home Fires

Wright Museum of World War II 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, United States

Joe McQuaid—War Fronts Home Fires: A WWII Correspondents remarkable coverage, his wife’s indominable spirit. As a World War II newspaper correspondent, B.J. McQuaid covered American and British front lines from the frozen Aleutian Islands of Alaska to the steaming jungles and seas of the South Pacific, at Tarawa and Guadalcanal and then to Europe from […]

Lecture Series: Ron Janowski – Breakout from Normandy

Wright Museum of World War II 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, United States

Ron Janowski – Breakout from Normandy After the Allied landings in Normandy, commanders began to formulate a plan to push out from the beachhead. Initial efforts were hampered by the need to take the city of Caen in the east and the dense hedgerow country in the west. Seeking to launch a major breakout, General […]

Lecture Series: Peggy Hennelly-Maniates – A Hero of Two Nations

Wright Museum of World War II 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, United States

Peggy Hennelly-Maniates - A Hero of Two Nations Learn the story of a young paratrooper who is the only known American soldier to have served in combat with both the United States Army and the Soviet Red Army in World War II. He took part in Mission Albany, the airborne landings of the 101st Airborne […]

Lecture Series: Garret Shetrawski – The Life and Legacy of Captain Andrew Haldane

Wright Museum of World War II 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, United States

Garret Shetrawski – The Life and Legacy of Captain Andrew Haldane Also known as Ack Ack, using skills he learned as captain of the football and baseball teams in Bowdoin College, led his men bravely though the battlefield of the Pacific. His story is portrayed in the 2010 HBO Miniseries The Pacific.

Gallery Gathering with Estelle Parsons

Wright Museum of World War II 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, United States

One Hour chats with Special Guests in the Exhibit Gallery Join us on July 11th & August 22nd at 2:00 p.m. for a Gallery Gathering with Estelle Parsons. Estelle Parsons Academy Award Winning American Actress of film, theater and television who left college to work on farms in the UK during WWII. Ms. Parsons brings […]

30th Anniversary Party

Wright Museum of World War II 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, United States

Join us for the Official 30th Anniversary party. More information to come!

Lecture Series: Ed Gordon – The Other Nuremberg: The Tokyo War Crimes Trial (1946-1948)

Wright Museum of World War II 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, United States

Ed Gordon – The Other Nuremberg: The Tokyo War Crimes Trial (1946-1948) During World War II political and military leaders of the Empire of Japan committed major war crimes and crimes against humanity. Over 6 million civilians and prisoners of war were killed by the Japanese. Three percent of Allied soldiers died in German and […]

Gallery Gathering with Linda Matchett

Wright Museum of World War II 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, United States

One Hour chats with Special Guests in the Exhibit Gallery Join us for a Gallery Gathering with Linda Matchett on July 17th at 2 p.m. and on August 7th at 10:30 a.m. Bestselling author, speaker and history geek. She writes about ordinary people who did extraordinary things in days gone. She is a volunteer archivist […]