A library room with conference table and chairs in the center

Wright Museum awarded $5,000 grant by Cogswell Benevolent Trust to modernize its Research Library

The Wright Museum of WWII is pleased to announce a $5,000 grant given by the Cogswell Benevolent Trust in Manchester, NH to modernize the Museum’s Research Library. The Wright Museum’s combination of exhibits and artifacts, together with its approximately 3,000 volume Library, offers visitors a unique and comprehensive opportunity to learn about WWII. With the support of the Cogswell Benevolent Trust the Wright Museum of WWII will be able to expand the Library’s hours, making the Library available for drop-in visitors, launch a Library Membership program, and create a user database and mailing list.

Currently, the Museum’s Research Library is available to users who call ahead and make an appointment. With this funding, the Library will become a place that visitors can drop into and browse in more detail many of the topics they learned about while visiting the Museum’s exhibits. By making the Library more physically visible, providing a modern research environment, increasing awareness and improving accessibility we aim to better deliver on our educational mission of inspiring passion for American WWII history. Visitors and researchers will enhance their understanding of the unique role that the WWII home front played in the American Experience, as well as gaining a wide-ranging knowledge of the people, places and events that shaped the WWII battle fronts.

The Wright Museum of World War II is open to the public for the 2018 season on May 1 and will remain open daily through October 31. Museum hours are Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday: 12:00-4:00 p.m. The Museum is a not-for-profit educational institution focusing on the American home front as well as the war front during World War II. The museum is located at 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH, on Route 28.