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Wright Museum of WWII
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Wolfeboro
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Museum's purpose is to educate, entertain and inspire visitors with the story of WWII-era Americans often called "the greatest generation". The Wright Museum is open seasonally from May 1st to October 31st.
Reviewed May 15, 2012

I have been to several military museums but the is the first to highlight the homefront during WW2. A great layout starts with an 8 minute film about the changes to American life brought by the war. Then you exit into a general gallery with lots of items I remember from the 50's. Then you go into a "time Tunnel" with rooms for 1939 -1945. Life magazines from the year are around the ceiling above the displays and each room has a selection panel that allows you to listen to music and news for the year. The displays provide a good representation of the year. For military buffs the next room has several vehicles and weapons. On the first floor is a newsreel of the USS Franklin disaster. One the second floor is an amazing film covering the WAFS of WW2. There is also a gallery of war art and a chapel. On your way out is a replica ice cream parlor. A great little museum of a forgotted era.

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Reviewed April 22, 2012

If you love war, guns, and tanks go for it. Personally as a pacifist, I think it's terrible to celebrate war. When the Wright Museum's tanks rumbled down Wolfeboro's Main St., I stopped going to the 4th of July Parade. To have a tank crashing through a building in my town, makes me sick. War is not what life is about. Tanks are for killing people...Why celebrate them?

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Memories of my youth were refreshed with the collection of household stuff from the era. Military weapons, vehicles and uniforms are well preserved and displayed

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

This is a small museum but is continually growing. It not only display WWII hardware, it does a good job of capturing the feeling of the war stateside. There was a time when the whole country, including stateside civilians, not just the GI's. This is worth a visit if you have any interest in that period.

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Reviewed January 29, 2012

Kids loved and and adults were captivated as well.

Thank Dprosk
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