Home for the Holidays Artisan Faire II – Saturdays & Sundays, through December 18, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm

Presented in the elegant Victorian-era setting of the Keefe House, Home for the Holidays: Artisan Faire II  provides an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind original works by regional artists and artisans. This annual event features felted animals, jewelry, paintings, photographs, pottery, silk scarves, and more.



Artists and artisans whose work will be available for purchase include: Doreen Boissonneault, Robin Frisella, Susan E. Hanna, Thom Hindle, Betty Lathrop, Jean Martin, Barrie Munro, Bill Oakes, Sherry Palmer, Heather Park Hanlon, Joe Perna, Jim Reagan, Sandra Rux, Melinda Scampini, Dyanna Smith, Anne Strout, and Diane Terragni among others.

To view a recent article from Fosters Daily Democrat about the Faire written by Ron Cole with images from Scott Patterson, click here.

Image: Robin Frisella, Autumn Glow, pastel, 8 x 8

Happy Holidays from the Woodman Museum


The Board of Trustees, staff, and volunteers of the Woodman Museum offer their best wishes for a happy holiday season! The support of individual members, private donors, local business owners, corporate sponsors, and others have made this Centennial Year Celebration an overwhelming success.

While the Woodman Museum has closed for the season, the administrative offices remain open. Appointments may be made in advance by calling 603/ 742-1038. Join us in early 2017 when the Museum reopens with renovated spaces, new exhibitions, and many more special events.

The Thom Hindle Gallery at the Keefe House, 15 Summer Street, Dover, remains open through Sunday, December 18, 2016 for the presentation of the Home for the Holidays Artisan Faire II.


Dover – The Oldest Town in New Hampshire That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

DAMM GARRISON canopy 2015 full“New Hampshire was one of the first areas settled when Europeans came to America. In fact, Dover, the oldest town in New Hampshire, was settled in 1623, making it the seventh-oldest settlement in the United States. Nearly 400 years later, New Hampshire’s oldest town is still a bustling little city that everyone in the state should visit at least once. Here’s what you should do during your day in New Hampshire’s oldest town.” Be sure to catch the rest of this article about Dover, New Hampshire by Kelly Burch posted on the website ONLYINYOURSTATE on November 4, 2016. Read the whole article here.

$45,000 Community Development Block Grant Received

WOODMAN front new sign_resizeThe Woodman Museum recently received a Community Development Block Grant of $45,000 from the City of Dover for its work on ADA compliance (Americans with Disabilities Act) across its four historic buildings.

The Americans with Disabilities Act mandates that public spaces are navigable by all audiences, including wheelchair accessible buildings and accommodations for these individuals. The Woodman Museum is making several efforts to make this possible across its campus, including the removal of barriers to each of the four houses (steps, steep grades and narrow walkways) and the building of ramps in accordance with federal guidelines. As a result, all audience members will have access to at least the first floor of all four Woodman buildings.

 Read more here.

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