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The Wright Museum to participate in the Smithsonian Museum Day Live! program on Saturday 9/27/2014
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Welcome to the Wright Museum

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.

Matching Gift Campaign



Wright Museum Matching Gift Challenge

The Wright Museum has received an anonymous $50,000 gift to be used for its 2014 operating needs.  The generous and unexpected gift comes with a challenge to the museum.  If the Wright can itself raise a matching $50,000 for its endowment fund by September 30, 2014, the anonymous donor will give another $50,000 to the Wright.

The Wright Museum gratefully accepts the matching challenge and is now seeking donations in any amount to reach the $50,000 goal.  This is a wonderful opportunity for supporters of the Wright to double their donation to the Museum whose mission is to educate future generations about the contributions and the enduring legacy of World War II-era Americans.

If you are a Wright Museum member, an annual visitor, or someone who has visited only once - but loved what you saw, we need your help now.  A strong endowment will ensure that the Wright can continue its mission for many years to come.  Contributions to the Endowment Fund in any amount are welcomed, and will be matched anonymously dollar-for-dollar until the $50,000 goal is achieved.

The fastest, easiest way to make a donation is online:

Contributions may also be made by check payable to the Wright Museum, and noted "matching challenge".  Mailing address: Wright Museum, P.O. Box 1212, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.  Call 603-569-1212 to donate by credit card.


Food Drive

From September 1 - October 31, 2014, The Wright Museum of WWII will offer free admission to each individual who brings in 3 canned food items. The canned items will be donated to Wolfeboro’s LIFE Ministries Food Pantry to assist them in their efforts to provide a wonderful Thanksgiving for those less fortunate. We also encourage our generous Museum Members to bring their donations of canned food to the Museum.

The Wright Museum will also act as a collection point for anyone who wants to donate canned food without visiting the Museum.  A collection box for canned food donations will be placed outside the Museum entrance for those not visiting the Museum.

Help the Wright Museum make this a Thanksgiving to remember for everyone in the Wolfeboro Community.

Please – Canned goods or non-perishable food items only. We cannot accept perishable items.


Wright Museum featured on NH Chronicle

Have you ever wondered what kind of museum the Wright Museum is...watch the WMUR-TV NH Chronicle episode that aired on October 15, 2013.



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!