Wright Museum of World War II

The Wright Museum of World War II tells the story of those that fought, died, and lived through the WWII-era, known as the most tragic event in modern history. Museum tours allow groups to see military vehicles, uniforms, weapons, WWII-era art, fashion, sports, literature and a variety of other artifacts that demonstrate the way home front Americans lived and worked during the war. 2019 Special Exhibits: Righting a Wrong, Japanese Americans and WWII; Esquire Magazine Covers, 1941-46; The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of WWII.
 
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, April and May. Learn more.
 
Contact Info
Name: Donna Hamill.
Phone: 603-569-1212.
 
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.
Cost: Fee.
Accessible To: PD.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies and American History and Culture.
Topics Covered: WWII, U.S. History, war, military, transportation, art, politics, fashion, literature, geography, economics.
 
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
Name: Donna Hamill.
Phone: 603-569-1212.
 
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.
Cost: Fee.
Accessible To: PD.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 
Topics Covered: WWII, U.S. History, war, military, transportation, art, politics, fashion, literature, geography, economics.
 
 
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
Name: Donna Hamill.
Phone: 603-569-1212.
 
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.
Cost: Fee.
Accessible To: PD.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies and American History and Culture.
Topics Covered: WWII, U.S. History, war, military, transportation, art, politics, fashion, literature, geography, economics.
 

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