Wright Museum’s Lecture Series to Welcome Author Robin Hutton

Sponsored by Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney, the 2019 Lecture Series welcomes author Robin Hutton for “War Animals, The Unsung Heroes of WWII” on Tuesday, May 14 from 7 pm to 8 pm.

At the lecture, Hutton will discuss “the amazing four-legged and winged heroes that have served our country during wartime.”

“I think it’s important to show the role animals have played throughout our history, especially in war,” she said. “They had no voice and they had no choice, but they gave their all to the cause and served so valiantly. Through the eyes of the animals, we learn about important moments in history that may otherwise be forgotten.”

Hutton is best-selling author of Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse and president of Angels Without Wings, Inc., a non-profit corporation spearheading the dedication of three national monuments to Sgt. Reckless.

“[Sgt. Reckless] was a Korean War horse who served with the Marine Corps and became America’s greatest war horse,” she said. “She is even listed in Life Magazine as one of our all-time greatest heroes.”

As for what she hopes attendees take away from her lecture, Hutton cited the importance of in war efforts throughout history – whether as warriors or mascots keeping up morale.

“We need to honor these heroes with something bigger and more permanent,” she said. “Having books on these stories is great because animals become ambassadors for all of the men and women who served in those battles.”

Hutton said we need to do more, though.

“These stories need to be preserved for all time, and as a way to honor them we want to build the International War Animals Museum,” she said. “To launch this museum, we are doing a very special medal ceremony in November, which I will announce at the event.”

“War Animals, The Unsung Heroes of WWII” will take place on Tuesday, May 14 from 7 pm to 8 pm at Wolfeboro Great Hall, 86 S. Main St., Wolfeboro.

Admission is $3 for Wright Museum members and $8 for non-members unless otherwise noted. Due to limited seating, people are strongly encouraged to make reservations by calling (603) 569-1212. 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.