lecture event

Wright Museum to Present Final Lecture of 2018 Season

On Tuesday October 9 from 7 to 8 p.m., The Wright Museum will host the final lecture of 2018 with UNH Professor Thomas Jackson discussing the history and influence of WWII-era films.

Sponsored by Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney, the entire 2018 series was described as “a tremendous success” by Mike Culver, executive director of the Wright Museum.

“We have had great turnouts for the lectures this year,” he said. “We thank Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney for sponsoring another fantastic year of the Wright Lecture Series. From educational talks to documentary films and music, this series engaged all senses this year.”

Regarding this last lecturer, Culver noted it provides insight into emergence of commercial films as powerful story-telling tools during WWII.

“FDR, Stalin, and Hitler recognized early that this new medium of documentary film, along with news reels, were potentially very powerful communication tools,” he said.

At the lecture, Jackson will show brief segments from classic documentaries and discuss the stylistic and technical influences that are still used in many productions today.

“This is a fascinating lecture that provides insight into a medium that is still used much to the same effect today,” added Culver.

Admission for this final lecture is $3 for members and $8 for non-members. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 603-569-1212.

Wright Museum is open daily through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.