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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Wright World War II Museum, Wolfeboro, NH

 Sunday was a beautiful day so we set off to the Lake District of New Hampshire, specifically to visit a museum recommended to Dan.  We were not sure what we would find there because the website didn't do justice to what was on exhibit.  We were pleasantly surprised and spent a good two hours exploring the exhibits.

This was the first thing we saw out front and we were expecting more of the same inside.

Inside was this Clubmobile.

You'll have to enlarge the next photo to read it.  Fascinating stuff I never knew.

We watched a movie in a theatre then entered the Home Front Gallery.  This was the major emphasis of this museum: what was happening in the US during WWII.  I captured just a minute part of what was on exhibit.


Here are some great cartoons of the time.

I never remember my mother talking about these times.  She would have had ration books. My oldest brother was born in January 1942 and my oldest sister in November of 1944.  My Dad enlisted as a chaplain before my sister was born and served in Hawaii, Fiji Islands, and New Caledonia.

From the Home Front Gallery we entered a year by year gallery.  What I captured here primarily was the year by year prices.

Then in a very large area we have the machines of war.

With a gallery above on the various services.

It is quite a museum worth visiting if you're in the area.

Wolfeboro was a busy place on Sunday. I think rentals must turn over then.  We lucked out and found a Mexican restaurant off the main drag, with parking across the street where we ate lunch before we visited the museum.

A day well spent!