Wright Museum to open on June 22

The 2020 season will provide visitors with a first look at major enhancements and renovations that took place in the off-season as part of Project25. Highlights include extensive gallery renovations, expanded library and archives room and new Education Center, lobby and museum store.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors and showing them what has changed to better meet their needs and what has remained the same,” said Executive Director Mike Culver. “I hope that what The Wright can do in 2020 is enlighten and inspire our guests.”

In addition to “Vietnam: The Real War,” presented by Service Credit Union with additional support by John and Evelyn Frank and The Weirs Publishing Company, the museum’s exhibition season will feature “Memories of WWII.” An Associated Press photography exhibit, “Memories of WWII” contains more than 60 images, many of them considered some of the most iconic from 1939 to 1945.  

“Both exhibits are a must-see,” said Curator Justin Gamache. “We are fortunate to have the images of the ‘Memories’ exhibit on extended loan, and each time we show them I am still amazed at their power.”

Running from October 4 through October 31, “Memories of WWII” is sponsored by the Laconia Daily Sun.

“We are grateful for all our supporters, volunteers and members, all of whom have helped us prepare to get ready for the 2020 season during these difficult times,” added Culver. “I hope The Wright and our message of unity in times of adversity can ring loud and clear in 2020 and beyond.”

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 home front and battlefield.