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Sun Nov 9 Veteran’s Day Celebra...

Sun Nov 9 Veteran’s Day Celebration
Once again the grounds of the Woodman Museum in Dover will come to life with antique military vehicles, displays and reenactors representing American military history. Back by popular demand will be the “Doughnut Dollies” serving up hot coffee and fresh doughnuts from their ‘USO’ tent.  

History on the move…

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Join us on November 11th at 9am to 3pm ( come for an hour or the entire time) to help out during  “clean up day”  at the Woodman Museum. We need volunteers to help clean out the attics and basements of the historic homes at the Woodman Museum as well as some yard work . This clean up  as  this project is the first phase of a renov [...]

Girl Scouts to Celebrate

Girl Scouts to Celebrate
Discover Girl Scouts as they celebrate Girl Scout Founder, Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday, on November 2 from 2-4 p.m.  They will kick off the celebration on the grounds of the Woodman Institute Museum with a Flag Ceremony at 2 p.m.  The public is invited to join the troops in their activities throughout the afternoon. The Girl Scouts w [...]

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Favorite Recipes
Are you connected? We send out an email news update about once a week. We are now including recipes and amusing stories from the cookbook “Favorite Dover Recipes 1623-1973″. The limited edition cookbooks are available in our gift shop for $10. Not Receiving our enews? Sign up here: Sign Up Now For Email Newsletters you can trust. [...]

Be Prepared…Scouting on display

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Welcome to our 98th Season. Our new exhibits include an early fire hose cart that was used during the 1907 Cocheco Mill fire, recently acquired and is now on display in the Hale House along with displays about Dover’s Marilla Ricker, inventor Moses Farmer, a recently found walking stick that belonged to William Flagg, and a new exhibit featur [...]

2014 Feature Exhibit

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The special exhibition in the 1818 Woodman House, celebrates 175 years of photography with a “Tintypes to Digital” presentation that showcases early images and cameras that includes the first 35 mm camera, the World’s first digital watch camera , a 1905 Expo Pocket Watch camera, the first Polaroid, Brownies and Instamatics& [...]

Night at the Woodman II

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Thanks to everyone involved with Night at the Woodman II, the talented cast and crew, the volunteers, staff and board and especially the sponsors who provided support for this event. NWII was a huge success and a big thank you goes out to Mark Leno, the event organizer and creative force behind this fun and informative show. Did you miss this [...]

Historic Keefe House is available for...

Historic Keefe House is available for meetings
Choose an elegant setting for your next business meeting or social event. The 1825 Keefe House is available for business breakfast meetings, seminars or an evening wine & cheese event with clients or business associates. We can provide catering, AV and private guided tours for a unique event. (more…)

Woodman Museum Welcomes Active Duty M...

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Immediate families of a military member CURRENTLY DEPLOYED and away from home are welcome to visit the Woodman Museum for free.  All active military members HOME ON LEAVE are invited to visit and have a unique museum experience with family members…bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the museum grounds before or after your visit. We recognize the h [...]

Events at the Woodman

2014 Events
Veteran's Day Nov 9

2015 Events:
Motorcycle Show – May 2015
Summer Sampler – June 2015
Night at the Museum III – August 2015
Antique and Classic Auto Show – September 2015

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