Wright Museum to offer free admission to moms on Mother’s Day

The Wright Museum of World War II is offering free admission to moms on Mother’s Day, May 12 when accompanied by a paying family member.

“It’s just our way of saying thank you to all the wonderful moms out there,” said museum Executive Director Mike Culver, who referred to 2019 as a big year.

In 2019, Wright Museum will celebrate its 25th anniversary with numerous special events, including an exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institution.

Entitled “Righting a Wrong: The Japanese America and WWII,” the special exhibit is sponsored by The Montrone Family with additional support by Northeast Delta Dental. The subject matter is the incarceration of Japanese Americans following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

On August 7, the museum will also host a formal dedication ceremony for its Remembrance Garden, which commemorates those who served in the military, friend and family. and others. The ceremony will also introduce to the public an expanded public space with additional plantings and benches, and a state, national and MIA flag made possible by Meredith Village Savings Bank.

“This is a special year for the museum, so we hope Mother’s Day can provide an entry point into all we plan to offer in 2019,” added Culver.

Wright Museum of World War II is open to the public for the 2019 season from May 1 through October 31. Museum hours are 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday, and 12 pm to 4 pm on Sundays.

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.