HB students visit the Wright Museum


Lin Illingworth

Cooper Murray ’20 poses in front of military uniforms.

Grace Santoski, Staff Writer

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On Wednesday, April 5,  the HB freshman class visited The Wright Museum in Wolfeboro, NH. Planes, tanks, guns, and many more artifacts from the WWII have been donated to the museum over the years so those who visit will remember the war. This museum is a great way for the students to learn about the war in an interesting way.

“My favorite thing was hearing stuff about the tanks because I have never seen one in real life,” said Cooper Murray ‘20. Murray enjoyed seeing  genuine artifacts from the war. He wishes he could have stayed longer and would recommend going to this exhibit to his peers.

Lilly Coady ‘20 also expressed enthusiasm for the trip and remarked that the time tunnel was her favorite exhibit. Each sub-room has music from the intended period along with uniforms and posters. The museum has much from each time period, including the price of gas and a loaf of bread. “It was cool because it shows you how the history of WWII in America changed over time,” Coady says. The Wright Museum shows what it was like to be a part of the war and how it impacted the people of each specific time.

“My favorite thing was the large collection of infantry rifles; it showed what the average soldier carried,” said Noah Pennasack ‘20. Pennasack would recommend this museum to everyone, and added that he has visited multiple times. “There is always something new to see!”

The Wright Museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday Noon-4 p.m. Adults’ admission is $10.00, students are $6.00, and seniors and military are $8.00. Members of the museum or children under the age of 4 will receive free admission.  For more information, you can visit their website.