WOLFEBORO —On September 15, "The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II" exhibit opens at Wright Museum, an occasion that has attracted the attention of Taylor Community, which is now sponsoring it.The exhibit features photographs of World War II veterans by Thomas Sanders, who traveled the nation to record in pictures and words experiences from those who fought the “last good war.”
“It is our pleasure to partner with Wright Museum and help bring this special exhibit to the Lakes Region,” said Taylor Community’s Gretchen Gandini. “What an honor it is to help highlight the sacrifices the Greatest Generation made to preserve our freedom and give us the world in which we live today.”According to museum Executive Director Mike Culver, the ‘Greatest Generation’ is a term often used to describe those who fought in World War II or whose labor helped win it. “This is a moving exhibit, and one that is going to be particularly moving for those at Taylor Community, many of whom are part of this Greatest Generation,” he said. “This is a special partnership.”Gandini agreed and said she is just as excited that several museum staff members, including Culver, will visit Taylor Community residents in both Wolfeboro and Laconia to deliver enrichment experiences.“This partnership reflects our goal to be the premier resource for social, educational and cultural opportunities for elders throughout the Lakes Region by promoting wellness, partnership, and participation in the community,” she said.Culver said he is just as excited to visit Taylor Community as Gandini is to welcome him. “All of us at the Wright love to travel to places like Taylor Community and share the stories that mean so much to us all,” he said.The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II opens September 15 and runs through the end of the museum’s season on October 31.
The region’s leading resource for educators and learners of all ages on World War II, the Wright Museum features more than 14,000 items in its collection that are representative of both the homefront and battlefield.
To learn more about Wright Museum, its 25th anniversary in 2019, or other special exhibits, visit wrightmuseum.org.
Pictured, left to right is Michael Culver, Wright Museum Executive Director; Barbara Wood, Taylor Community Trustee and resident; Gretchen Gandini, Taylor Community Director of Development & Community Outreach; Joe Picard, WWII veteran and Taylor Community resident; and Rob Levey, Wright Museum Director of Advancement.