Wright Museum to Turn back the Clock on Tuesday, July 16

In celebration of the date that marks its official 25th birthday, Wright Museum will offer 1994 admission prices and birthday cake to every visitor on Tuesday, July 16. Admission will be $5 adults, $4 for seniors and veterans, and $3 for students.

Sponsored by Maxfield Real Estate, Wright Museum’s official birthday celebration will take place during normal business hours from 10 am to 4 pm.

According to museum Executive Director Mike Culver, the celebration underscores the continued importance and relevance of World War II on today’s society.

“World War II was more than a series of military battles,” he said. “It represents a culture shift that is still felt today.”

In “turning back the clock” on admission fees for this one day, Culver said he hopes to encourage new and returning visitors alike.

“If you have never been here before, you will be surprised at the breadth of our collection, much of which centers on the homefront,” he said. “If you have been here before, then you will want to see our new exhibits.”

In addition to its collection and exhibits, Wright Museum also features a Remembrance Garden that faces Center Street. In 2019, the garden is to be expanded with a dedication ceremony planned for Tuesday, August 6.

The expansion is made possible by Meredith Village Savings Bank.

“It is a place to reflect, view the surrounding memorial bricks and take a moment to remember all the sacrifices that have been made for our nation,” said Culver.

Sponsored by Maxfield Real Estate, Wright Museum’s  Birthday Celebration takes place Tuesday, July 16 from 10 am to 4 pm with 1994 admission prices. Admission is free for active duty military, as Wright Museum is a Blue Star Museum.

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.