Looking for a fun and unique way to spend a Sunday in July? One of New Hampshire’s most innovative history museums will be hosting a special day of activities, food, and gallery tours, and folks of all ages will enjoy the diverse happenings this event has to offer.
On Sunday, July 10th, the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro, NH will hold its 14th Annual Family Day from 11am – 3pm. The World War II museum will become home to uniformed re-enactments, special demonstrations, face painting and other children’s activities, and a barbeque lunch. However, the highlight of the day will be the rare opportunity for guests to ride in one of the museum’s vintage WWII vehicles around downtown Wolfeboro, which only happens twice a year. Visitors will also have a chance to meet “Rosie the Riveter” while learning about the contributions of women and others on the home front.
According to the organization’s website, The Wright Museum’s mission is to “preserve and share the stories of America’s Greatest Generation for the benefit of generations to come. To fulfill this mission, the Wright Museum collects, cares for, and exhibits artifacts illustrating the heroic efforts of ordinary people living during extraordinary times.” The founder of the museum, David Wright, believes that it is “imperative to tell the whole story of Americans’ contribution to the war effort.”
The Wright Museum consists of a Home Front gallery and theater, a two-story Visitor’s Center, and the museum’s military wing. A Time Tunnel links the Home Front gallery to the military exhibits, with special displays of artifacts from the years 1939 – 1945. The museum’s military exhibition boasts a large collection of fully operational vintage military vehicles, including a 42-ton Pershing tank. Twice a year, including Family Day, this collection is available for rides for the general public. This Sunday visitors will also have the opportunity to view WWII era memorabilia from private collections, along with other special activities.
Take the whole family to Wolfeboro this Sunday, and create new memories from the pages of history as they come to life at The Wright Museum!
The Mill Falls Blogging Team
Image courtesy of The Wright Museum of WWII History