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Wright Museum
77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH
Closed Nov - Jan
(603)  569-1217

Wright Museum The 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 local parades.

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.

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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 

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Wright Museum

Wright Museum

Wright Museum

Wright Museum

Wright Museum

Wright Museum

Wright Museum

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All photos and text by J. Dennis Robinson
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