In the first of the “Faces of Taylor” Exhibit presented by The Wright Museum of WWII in collaboration with Taylor Community, learn about 96-year-old Taylor resident Joe Picard’s experience during the war. In a full length video interview, Joe provides a first-hand account of his experiences during the war and his time in Europe.
An overview of the interview can be read in a recently published press release featured in the New Hampshire Business Magazine. The article titled, “Faces of Taylor” Shares Vets Memories provides a brief insight into what Joe’s story entails and further speaks to the mission of The Wright Museum of WWII.
This is the first in a series of videos that will presented, so stay tuned for more releases in the coming weeks!
Additionally, Taylor Sugar Hill resident Dolores “Dodie” Beal Stephens has recently launched an exhibit with The Wright Museum that features over 240 letters that were written between her father and family while he was drilling for water aboard during the war. The story is incredibly unique and provides a different perspective on WWII than most known narratives.
A story published in The Granite State News can be found here. Additionally, on behalf of Ms.Stephens we would like to provide a correction to the article, which states that the letters were given to her due to her mother downsizing. It quotes that due to downsizing some letters were lost, however Ms. Stephens stated that she received the letters from her brother. Additionally, she states that many letters were in fact thrown away years ago as the sheer number of letters was overwhelming.
“My mother and sister didn’t know at the time that there would be a museum like this for them to be put on display, so they didn’t think to keep them all,” Stephens noted.
The donated letters can be viewed on display at The Wright Museum of WWII, located in Wolfeboro, NH. You can also view additional donated artifacts from Taylor Community residents at the museum as part of the “Faces of Taylor” exhibit.