(May 5, 2006 – Weirs, NH) The Lake Winnipesaukee
Historical Society welcomes the Wright Museum of Wolfeboro
to the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum in the Weirs.
Diane Simpson, Marketing and Public Relations Director
at the Wright Museum, will present “America’s
Greatest Generation” on Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00
p.m. An inter-active discussion about the enterprising American
spirit, Ms. Simpson’s presentation will show how the
American Home Front survived the hardships of war and the
American patriotism at home during the war years of 1939
to 1945. The public is invited to come and share their memories
“Everyone pulled together in a unique way,”
states Simpson indicating that Americans built aircraft,
ships, tanks, jeeps; women went into the workforce; boy
scouts and girl scouts gathered scrap metal; everyone bought
War Bonds; and many grew a Victory Garden.
Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society President Beth Lavertue
remembers those times well. “Money wasn’t an
issue,” stated Lavertue, “because there wasn’t
any!” Beth went on to state that Scott & Williams
in Laconia went from producing knitting needles to de-icers
and the shipyard in Bath, Maine built 45 liberty ships a
Through May 31, selected items from the Wright Museum’s
collections are on loan to the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum.
The featured exhibit will be on display through May 31st
in honor of Memorial Day.
The T. Stanley Wright Museum is a World War II museum located
at 77 Center Street in Wolfeboro that features displays
of Home Front America from 1939-1945. It is open every day
through October 31st, Monday – Saturday 10:00 am to
4:00 pm, Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 pm. For further information,
please call 603-569-1212 or visit their website at www.wrightmuseum.org.
Other upcoming events at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum
include “History of the Weirs Water-Ski Club”
presented by Dick Binette on Wednesday, June 28, and the
“History of a Summer Boys Camp – The Story of
Camp Boycroft” presented by David Ray on Wednesday,
July 26. On Saturday, June 3, Master Blacksmith Clayton
Shibles and apprentices from the NH Farm Museum will present
a live Blacksmith demonstration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events
are free and open to the public.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history
of Lake Winnipesaukee and vicinity. The Lake Winnipesaukee
Museum is open Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
all year and is located directly on Route 3 in the Weirs
section of Laconia, just south of Funspot. For further information,
please contact Ann W. Sprague, Executive Director, at 603-366-5950
or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
their website at www.lakewinnipesaukeemuseum.org.