Wright Museum to “Remember” in 2019

With 2019 representing its 25th year in operation, the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro has plans to enhance its Remembrance Garden later this year. Surrounded by memorial bricks that honor those who served in the military in any time period, the garden is “a perfect place for reflection,” according to Executive Director Mike Culver.

“The Remembrance Garden is a great place for people to reflect on the sacrifices and contributions made by those who served our nation,” he said. “In 2019, we will formally dedicate this space and hope to expand it with the addition of more plantings and a state, national and MIA flag.”

In 2018, Meredith Village Savings Bank provided funding to plant a variety of plants and flowers to beautify the space, which faces Center Street. Commemorating those who served in the military, memorial bricks serve as backdrop for the garden. 

“Memorial bricks also adorn our main entrance, but the garden provides a place for people to sit and have some private moments to themselves,” added Culver. “It is an emotional space for many, a place where we invite the community to gather. It is a community space.”

In addition to Meredith Village Savings Bank, the museum received financial support in 2018 from Northeast Delta Dental with initial construction of the garden funded by former Wright Museum Board of Director John Warner.

“We are so grateful for past support and hope to secure more support to complete the Remembrance Garden in time for our dedication ceremony in August,” he said. “With 25 years now behind us, it is now time to look at the next 25 and continue to find ways to invite the community into The Wright.”

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