‘Tis the Season of Giving


end-of-year-appeal-image-2016The Woodman Museum is grateful for all the support it receives from individuals, businesses, and corporate donors. Your continued support assists us in our mission to engage minds, ignite curiosity and provoke thought.  A gift of any size is important, and helps us exhibit, preserve, and conserve objects of local and national historic significance.

December 31st is fast approaching. Please consider making a gift today to support the Woodman Museum by contacting us at director@woodmanmuseum.org or by calling 603-742-1038.

Thank you!

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.

Thank you to all of the artists, artisans, and supporters who made Home for the Holidays Artisan Faire II such a success. We appreciate your support!


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

KeefeHouseFeatureSTRIPThe 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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