THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, May 4, 2017
A SPECIAL COCHECO VALLEY EDITION OF THE WEIRS TIMES NEWSPAPER. VOLUME 26, NO. 18
THE WEIRS, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, N.H., THURSDAY, may 4, 2017
WWI Program At Wright Museum
A watercolor of the Wright Museum on World War II in Wolfeboro, c.1993 done before the museum, the long-time dream of David Wright, opened its doors for the first time. Since then over 300,000 visitors have experienced its fascinating exhibits and artifacts.
Wright Museum Of World War II Opens For An New Exciting Season by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor
On July 16, 1994, David Wright fulfilled his dream of a building a permanent museum to honor those who served in World War II as well as those involved in the important support on the Home Front. This week, the Wright Museum of World War II
opens to its 23rd season in Wolfeboro, where well over 300,000 visitors have come over the years. The son of a World War II veteran, David Wright served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean War. Since he was too young to serve, he experienced WWII on the home front growing up near Worcester, Mass. David
was an avid collector of WWII vintage vehicles for many years. He eventually owned and restored over 50 vehicles, all fully operational. By 1983, he established the E. Stanley Wright Museum Foundation, Inc. in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Originally, the Museum was a mobile exhibition that David made available
to communities around the Northeast for parades and military functions at venues such as the Roosevelt Museum and West Point. In 1992, Wright purchased the property where the museum is now permanently located. It is hard to miss the Wright Museum if you have never See wright on 30
SPECIAL FEATURE SECTION INSIDE THIS ISSUE...
The Wright Museum presents “When is War the Answer? Woodrow Wilson and the Decision for War in 1917” presented by Professor Kurk Dorsey on Tuesday, May 2nd, from 7-8pm Doors open at 6pm One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson faced a monumental dilemma about how to respond to the war in Europe, which had been raging for more than two years. In this illustrated talk, Kurk Dorsey, Professor of History at UNH and a specialist on US foreign policy, will describe how Wilson tried to make something good from the Great War, first by trying to mediate a peace without victory and then by choosing to intervene in the war on the Allied side. His decisions continue to reverberate $8.00 per person, by cash or check. Museum members are admitted for free. Space is limited, Reservations are strongly recommended to ensure sufficient seating for all. Call 603-569-1212 to reserve your seat today.
THE WRIGHT MUSEUM’S 2017 SEASON PREVIEW
Wright Museum Of World War II Opens For An Exciting New Season