Meet our new "Wright Family Members"
June 2016 - Twelve new mannequins have just arrive and been unpacked here at the Wright Museum.
The purchase of the much-needed mannequins was made possible by a generous donation from Wolfeboro residents Richie and Sharon Clyne.
After being appropriately dressed in WWII-era clothing, the figures will soon assume their roles in some of the Museum's extensive displays.
While mannequins add to the reality of displays and greatly enhance the visitor experience, they are expensive and so are often deleted from a museum's budget. The Wright Museum is grateful to Richie and Sharon for their thoughtful support of this important project
Pre-World War II Bicycle Collection Donated to Wright Museum of WW II
May 2016 - The Wright Museum of WWII in Wolfeboro, NH recently acquired a collection of 12 pre-war 1939-41 bicycles donated by Wolfeboro residents John and Evelyn Frank. Five of the bicycles had been on loan to the Wright, and the Franks added seven more when making their donation to the permanent collection. The Wright is presently displaying the 1941 Western Flyer (men) and a 1941 Roadmaster (women). From 1942 to 1945, the need to conserve gasoline made bicycles a logical means of alternative transportation. Most cities and towns required bicycles to be licensed and then owners were issued small license plates. The Wright is also displaying examples of those plates.