The Museum has a large collection of posters and other commemorative items that celebrate Dover and area-wide special events. These are just two examples: on the left, a silken banner inviting everyone to take part in Dover’s 100th Anniversary as a City in 1955. (From 1623—1855, we were just a town.) The week-long festivities included parades, pageantry, and bonfires. And on the right, an advertising broadside for the NH State Fair of 1859 and the horse races at Granite State Trotting Park (opposite Strafford Appliance now) with “purses up to $300” and “grand trials of speed by several well-known suburban horses and celebrated stallions Ajax, Draco, and Young Morrill”.