Disposable Camera Tour
77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH
Closed Nov -
tank crashing through the brick wall is hard to miss.
Just an hour from the NH seacoast is one of
New England's most unique museums. The Wright Museum is an homage to
everything related to the second World War. Exhibitis, including the
new Time Tunnel display, focus tightly on the years 1939 to 1945.
Housed in two connecting buildings, the museum is divided into
domestic life and war. A period plane hangs from the ceiling of the
military wing above a working Sherman tank. All the vehicles, from a
half track to vintage ambulance are all in working order and used in
The domestic section includes a number of family tableux.
Visitors lean against the railing, pointing out familiar items from
their own lives. The building is chock full of tools,, toys, posters,
appliances and nostalgic items from the war years. Big and military
tunes play gently in the background. A 10-minute video, narrated in
part by TV-anchorman Tom Brokaw, orients new visitors.
The museum is ideal for families. Seniors can clearly show their grandchildren what life
was like in an era of blackoiuts, rationing, recycling, heartbreak
and victory. The musuem is designed especially for large
tours, including school and veteran groups, and even has a period soda
fountain that coverts to a banquet area.
We suggest that visitors should park at the Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerece, a
converted Victorian railroad station, and walk the scenic quarter
mile path along the river to the museum. That, and the scenic
NH lakes, make for a great day trip. --- JDR
Visit the official WRIGHT
MUSEUM web site.
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