Museum hours: 10AM to 5PM. Open Wednesday-Sunday. (Opening Day: April 4)

100 Treasures Tour

Each item highlighted below, on view at the Woodman Museum,  was presented in conjunction with the Woodman Museum’s Centennial Celebration. Each day, for 100 days, Foster’s Daily Democrat spotlighted one of the many treasures from the Museum’s permanent collection.

This project was made possible with support from Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller, and Durkin, PA (BBCRD); Dupont’s Service Center; and Tasker Funeral Service.

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To begin your tour click on the first item and you will be able to scroll from each item to the next. You can also download a PDF version of our Woodman Treasures Tour  and and scroll through the PDF, instead.

Treasures in the Woodman House Floor 1

Mineral Gallery 1

Treasure #1 Nantan Meteorite
Treasure #2 Fluorescent Mineral display
Treasure #3 Tourmaline

Mineral Gallery 2

Treasure #4 Historical Diamonds of the World set

Foster Gallery

Treasure #5 Ann Elizabeth Allen Woodman
Treasure #6 Lincoln saddle
Treasure #7 Lincoln lectern
Treasure #8 Andrew Peirce secretary
Treasure #70 Iron Key to Dover Bank

Woodman Stairwell Level 1
Treasure #9 Polar Bear

Indigenous Cultures Gallery

Treasure #10 Yokuts basket
Treasure #11 Native American breastplates
Treasure #12 South American Water Jar
Treasure #13 Inuit Harpoon-knife

Natural History Gallery 1

Treasure #14 Mastodon tooth
Treasure #15 Giant lobster
Treasure #16 Murex gastropod
Treasure #17 Sunken Forest Cedar root
Treasure #18 Cougar

Treasures in the Woodman House Floor 2

Woodman Stairwell Level 2

Treasure #19 Audubon Prints

Tropical Bird Gallery
Treasure #20 White Peacock

Natural History Gallery 2

Treasure #21 South American Butterflies
Treasure #22 Four-legged Baby Chicken
Treasure #23 Passenger Pigeon
Treasure #24 Iguana
Treasure #25 Snowy owl

Childhood Gallery

Treasure #26 Fair Posters
Treasure #27 Scouting exhibit
Treasure #64 Hand whittled doll

Treasures in the Woodman House Floor 3

Civil War Gallery

Treasure #28 Alvah Kimball Revolver
Treasure #29 Cotton Bale
Treasure #30 Civil War letters
Treasure #31 Springfield Rifles
Treasure #52 Sarah Low Letters

Woodman Stairwell Level 3

Treasure #32 Spanish-American War Drumhead

Veterans Gallery 1

Treasure #33 Gold Star Banner
Treasure #34 Ann Darby Reynolds
Treasure #35 Chainmail Hauberk

Treasures in the Damm Garrison 

Garrison Floor 1

Treasure #36 Damm Garrsion
Treasure #37 Tuttle Table
Treasure #38 Cobbler’s bench
Treasure #39 Cast iron kitchen items

Garrison Floor 2/Garret

Treasure #40 Ash barrel
Treasure #41 Rope beds

Treasures in the Hale House Level 1

Dunaway Hall

Treasure #42 Pewter Lamp
Treasure #43 Liverpool jug
Treasure #49 Cocheco Prints
Treasure #50 Whale Oil Lamp
Treasure #75 Millet gavel and tree
Treasure #76 Walking stick
Treasure #77 Early advertising signs
Treasure #78 Pocket watch
Treasure #79 1771 Tax Bill from King George III
Treasure #80 Marilla Ricker
Treasure #68 Franklin Academy Bell
Treasure #69 Lottery ticket
Treasure #71 Powder Horn

Alcove 1

Treasure #45 Carousel horse Amanda
Treasure #55 Egyptian bronze statuette
Treasure #57 Silver Trumpet
Treasure #63 Toy Locomotive
Treasure #65 Cushing Dress
Treasure #66 Japanese Armor
Treasure #67 Cigar Store Chief

Alcove 2

Treasure #56 Hose cart
Treasure #58 Transatlantic cable
Treasure #59 Mt. Washington Model
Treasure #60 Scrimshaw
Treasure #61 Glass hand grenades
Treasure #62 Fire buckets
Treasure #46 Buffalo Bill Cody
Treasure #48 Police Uniform
Treasure #72 Fire Lantern
Treasure #73 Fire hat
Treasure #74 Blackjack

Alcove 3

Treasure #53 Senator John Parker Hale Items
Treasure #54 Lucy Hale and silver mirror

Treasures in the Hale House Stairwell

Treasure #81 “Strawberry Basket” oil
Treasure #82 Estes Chair
Treasure #51 Rollins Portraits

Treasures in the Hale House Level 2

Landing

Treasure #83 Sampler
Treasure #44 Horsehair trunk
Treasure #84 Baby Carriage

Reception

Treasure #85 Walnut sideboard

Northeast Room

Treasure #86 Portrait of Charles Woodman
Treasure #87 Simon Willard clock
Treasure #88 Tall Case Clock
Treasure #89 Hepplewhite Chest

Southeast Room

Treasure #90 Swiss Music Box
Treasure #91 Belknap Table
Treasure #92 Highboy Tall Chests
Treasure #93 Victorian hair wreath

Treasures on the Museum Grounds

Treasure #94 William Flagg’s cannon
Treasure #95 Wheel And Tree

Treasures in the Keefe Carriage Barn

Level 1

Treasure #47 Boot Scraper
Treasure #96 Piano-Box Buggy
Treasure #97 Dover Carriage
Treasure #98 Compass

Level 2

Treasure #99 Ice tools
Treasure #100 Merry Mac Boat

 

Damm Garrison

Before the Woodman Institute had even opened its doors, Mrs. Ellen P. Rounds presented the Institute trustees with an authentic colonial garrison, the William Damm house, built in 1675.

One of the few remaining Garrison’s in the U.S. Originally located in the back river district of Dover, the Damm Garrison was moved to its present site at the museum and greets visitors as it did over 300 years ago. Today this well preserved structure provides a unique window to our past and displays a collection of over 800 items which illustrate area history. Notable among the many utensils, furniture and tools are iron fireplace cooking utensils, a tavern table, several cradles—including a rare cradle for twins, rope beds and looms.

The Damm Garrison House is physically located beneath a protective white canopy structure. Upon entering, visitors will view the original structure and framework of the home.

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