Wright FOT

The Wright Museum in Wolfeboro will host Wolfeboro Festival of Trees Dec. 7-8, Dec. 11, and Dec. 14-15, with a preview gala on Thursday, Dec. 5. (Courtesy photo)

WOLFEBORO — One myth about seasonal museums is that staff head for warmer climates in the off-season.

"'Closed to the public' does not mean 'closed for business," said Mike Culver, executive director at Wright Museum. "The off-season is probably our busiest time of year."

November sees staff not only prepare for the museum's annual Veterans Day Ceremony, but also for its role as host of Wolfeboro Festival of Trees.

Held Dec. 7-8, Dec. 11, and Dec. 14-15, with a preview gala on Thursday, Dec. 5, Wolfeboro Festival of Trees benefits area charities. "It's important for Wright to be involved in the community," Culver added.

At The Wright, staff also begin to plan for upcoming exhibits, sometimes years in advance. "Our gallery space demands that we consider the experience we want for our visitors, and that takes planning as well as sourcing funds to bring in outside exhibits," Culver said.

In addition to future exhibits, Wright Museum Curator Justin Gamache said staff also plan programs, conduct artifact research, fundraise, conduct school tours and schedule the calendar.

To learn more, visit wrightmuseum.org.

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