Wright Museum to host annual Family Day Event

The new generation has an opportunity to learn about the Greatest Generation.

The Wright Museum of World War II in Wolfeboro will host its annual Family Day on Sunday, July 8. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature exhibits and attractions designed to both entertain and enlighten children of all ages and families.

At the event, visitors may enjoy rides throughout town in WWII vehicles, Mo the Clown, a balloon artist, face-painting, re-enactments, two live animal shows and more. Squam Lake Natural Science Center will bring in animals for children while New England Country Boys will supply the music. Food will also be available for purchase.

“Family is the most important thing, and we wanted to offer a chance to bring families together while giving kids the chance to learn and play,” said Michael Culver, executive director of the museum. “I hope everyone takes the opportunity to have some fun with their children and help us continue to honor those who sacrificed so much for our opportunity to have days like this.”

In addition to the day’s festivities, visitors will also have the chance to tour the museum, which features more than 14,000 permanent items from the homefront and battlefields of WWII.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children ages 5-17 and $9 for museum members, while children age 4 and younger will get in free.

Parking is available off-site at Wolfeboro Municipal parking lot, just a short walk on the Bridge Falls Path from the museum. Those who prefer to ride to the museum in a WWII vehicle should park at the Nicholas J. Pernokas Recreation Park, 10 Trotting Track Rd., Wolfeboro. Military vehicles will shuttle guests to the event and back to their cars.

Wright Museum is a nonprofit organization in Wolfeboro open daily through Oct. 31., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.