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Jul 03 2018


7:00 pm



The Black Suitcase Mystery, A WWII Remembrance Lecture

Gail Elliot tells how she acquired a battered black suitcase in 1991 that contained almost 200 letters New Hampshire resident George Elliot Rich wrote to his mother between 1929 and 1944. During World War II, Rich served as a radio operator/waist gunner in a B-24 Liberator bomber. The letters included accounts of the bombing missions he and his crew mates flew. Eliot also explains how her fifth-grade students spent four years solving the intriguing mystery behind Rich’s letters.
Gail Elliott (Thomas) Downs is a retired elementary school educator with thirty-seven years’ experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and school librarian. Growing up in an Army family, she became an Army wife. Gail currently resides on the Oregon Coast.

Admission is $8.00 per person for non-members and $3.00 forWright Museum members, unless otherwise noted.  Because of limitedseating, we strongly encourage you to make reservations by calling603-569-1212.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., program begins at 7:00 p.m.

The 2018 Educational Programs aresponsored by Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney.