Wright Museum of World War II

 
The Wright Museum of WW II focuses on one of the most seminal eras in American and World history, 1939-1945. Using a collection of 14,000 items, the Wright gives groups the chance to experience how Americans lived and worked during the war. Home front and battlefield artifacts displayed include: military vehicles/weapons; period clothing, books, art, sports and music; and full-scale barracks, kitchen, living room and dime store dioramas, and more. 2018 special exhibits: “Manufacturing Victory, The Arsenal of Democracy” and “Korea, The Forgotten War”.
 
Contact Info
Address: 77 Center St., Wolfeboro, NH 03894. Carroll County. 
 
Tel: 603-569-1212. 
 
 
 
Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 12PM-4PM. 
 
SCHOOLS
Educational programs at the Wright Museum of World War II include an orientation lecture to help groups understand the broader scope of the exhibits before taking the tour. Students will walk away with an understanding of the sacrifices, values, and spirit of cooperation that contributed to the Allied victory during World War II. While the museum is closed to the public in the winter months, school groups can make an appointment for field trips during February, March, and April. Learn more
 
Contact Info
Contact: Donna Hamill, donna.hamill@wrightmuseum.org.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 3rd-12th. 
 
Group Size: 15 minimum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2 hours.  
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone, Email.   
 
Food Options: N/A.
 
Cost: Fee. 
 
Accessible To: PD.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies. 
Topics Covered: World War II, U.S. history, war, military, transportation.
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups are welcome to visit the Wright Museum of World War II to learn about America’s military history. Tours are led by veterans that can share first-hand accounts about their time as soldiers in the U.S. military. Chaperones receive free admission. The museum is open for scout groups in the winter. Scout groups must make a reservation at least two weeks in advance.  
 
Contact Info
Contact: Donna Hamill, donna.hamill@wrightmuseum.org.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 3rd-12th. 
 
Group Size: 15 minimum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2 hours.  
 
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone, Email.   
 
Food Options: N/A.
 
Cost: Fee. 
 
Accessible To: PD.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 
Topics Covered: World War II, U.S. history, war, military, transportation.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Field trips to the Wright Museum of World War II allow homeschoolers to learn about of the sacrifices, values, and spirit of cooperation that contributed to the Allied victory during World War II. Homeschool chaperones are admitted free. While the museum is closed to the public in the winter months, homeschool groups can make an appointment for field trips from February-April. Reservations must be made at least two weeks prior to visiting. Learn more
 
Contact Info
Contact: Donna Hamill, donna.hamill@wrightmuseum.org.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 3rd-12th. 
 
Group Size: 15 minimum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2 hours.  
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone, Email.   
 
Food Options: N/A.
 
Cost: Fee. 
 
Accessible To: PD.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies. 
Topics Covered: World War II, U.S. history, war, military, transportation.
 

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