Wright Museum Excites Youth

Recently, Wright Museum of WWII welcomed Kingswood Youth Center (KYC), which provides experiential learning opportunities for youth, for “a free day at the museum.” 

“It’s important to share this history with the younger generation,” said museum Executive Director Mike Culver. “I hope this will inspire more youth centers to visit the museum.”

According to KYC Interim Executive Director Zachary Porter, the visit to the museum was “a great day for students.”

“It was very fun to see the teens pumped about learning,” he said. “They really enjoyed the homefront gallery and the vehicles.

One student in particular, was especially enthusiastic about WWII history. 

“I enjoyed seeing the vehicles and the uniforms and helping my friends learn about WWII,” he said. “I have my grandfather’s belt buckle from Vietnam, which is special to me. I have always enjoyed military history.”  

Following the tour, students spent some time discussing what they had learned and their favorite exhibits. 

Developed in 2000, KYC provides a safe and positive environment in which youth may grow, learn and develop life skills critical to their success in the adult world.

“Seeing local teens excited about learning during the latter part of their summer vacation exemplifies KYC’s mission in action,” said Porter. 

The region’s leading resource for educators and learners of all ages on World War II, Wright Museum features more than 14,000 items in its collection that are representative of both the homefront and battlefield.

The museum is open through October 31. To learn more, visit wrightmuseum.org.