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Welcome to the Wright Museum

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The 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 Wright Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to celebrating Americans' sacrifices and achievements during WWII.  All of the museum's programs and events are supported solely through private donations. To learn more about how you can support the Wright Museum, please visit our Membership page.
 

2014 ANNUAL FUND APPEAL - YOUR GIFT IS APPRECIATED!

Dear Friends of the Wright Museum,

It has been two decades since visionary founder David Wright opened this unique institution on July 16, 1994. David has been gone for over a decade and his dream of educating future generations about the enduring contributions made by WWII-era Americans must become our dream. We hope that you will make a generous donation to the Museum’s annual fund, clearly indicating your belief in this worthy mission.

Typewriter ribbon; dial the telephone; black-out shades; Who’s on first?; Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy; the  Four Freedoms paintings; Rosie the Riveter; FDR; Day of Infamy; the Arizona; Iwo Jima; Utah and Omaha Beach. How many of these items and phrases do you think are familiar to young people visiting the Wright? You would be correct if you said very few.

The Wright Museum educates future generations about WW II America by  preserving and exhibiting its collection of items representing the home front and the battlefield. Just as importantly, the Wright places the period into historical context by illustrating the enduring legacy of “the greatest generation”.  At our Museum history is a living thing that is relevant today – a thread that unites all generations.

When considering your annual fund donation, please think of all the future generations of young Americans that are to come. It is essential that the experiences of this influential period in American history live-on in our national consciousness, and your contribution will truly make a difference for many years to come.

The Wright Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution which receives no state or federal funding. Therefore your donation to our annual fund is essential to the sharing of our collection, displays, educational programs, and special exhibitions such as “Snapshots of D-Day” and  “Anne Frank: A History for Today”.  Please help us sustain a level of excellence that previous visitors have favorably compared to the Smithsonian and the National WWII Museum.  In additional to monetary contributions, we will be happy to explain how you may donate gifts of appreciated stocks or how to make the Museum part of your estate planning.

Thank you for your continuing support.


Wright Museum Board of Directors

 

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A receipt will be issued for all donations over $250.00 per I.R.S. guidelines.  For donations under $250.00 your cancelled check, bank statement or credit card statement may serve as a receipt.

 

Virtual Tour

Take a Virtual Tour of the Wright Museum.


You will need PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer. If you do not have PowerPoint, or if yours is an older version, the Viewer is available as a free download from Microsoft.


Note: The Virtual Tour is a 2MB file and may take a while to run from the Internet. To expedite your download, it is recommended that you right-click the Virtual Tour link, select "Save Target As," and save it to your location of choice. Running the dowloaded file from your computer will be much smoother and quicker.

 

Advertise in the Wright Times

Would you like to advertise in the next issue of the Wright Times?  Just call 569-1212 and ask for Mike Culver or Donna Hamill.
 

Interested in donating to the Collection?

We would love to hear from you!
Click here for more information about donating objects to the Collection.


Please do not send unsolicited collection donations through the mail. Thank you!