Wright Museum to host Northeast Delta Dental Free Admission Days

On Sunday, September 13 and Sunday, October 11, the Wright Museum will offer free admission, an opportunity made possible by Northeast Delta Dental.

“We are completely thrilled to be able to welcome visitors of all ages at no cost to them on these special days,” said Executive Director Mike Culver. “It’s our hope The Wright can serve to inspire our guests as well as help them remember what Americans can do when we rally together, an especially important theme at present.”

He cited a longstanding partnership with Northeast Delta Dental as instrumental in the museum’s ongoing efforts to expand access to its collection and exhibits. 

“Northeast Delta Dental has been a wonderful supporter through the years,” said Culver. “Partnerships like this create important cultural opportunities for visitors of all ages.”

Curator Justin Gamache said he hopes free admission on these days encourages people to come in who otherwise might not think to visit.

“Some people think we are only a war museum, which is not the case,” he said. “We feature just as much on the home front as we do the war front. We look at American culture. We look at what it means to be an American.”

Culver said The Wright also “goes beyond World War II.” 

He cited the current exhibit, Vietnam: The Real War — A Photographic History from the Associated Press, as one example. Sponsored by Service Credit Union, Vietnam: The Real War features 50 photos taken during the 1960’s and 70’s. 

“It’s an exhibit that provides a gritty look at a war that challenged America in ways that still resonate to this day,” he said. “Our exhibits provide us with flexibility to address complex subjects over a much wider period of time than World War II.”

Sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental, Free Admission Days take place on Sunday, September 13 and Sunday, October 11 from 12 pm to 4 pm. 

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

*An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated our hours for these two free admission days. The hours have been corrected as of 9/14 and will be our standard Sunday hours, 12 pm – 4 pm.