News

The latest news releases and media stories from the Woodman Museum can be found below.

Check back often for new events and exhibitions!



Woodman Fundraiser @ Ember Wood Fire Grill

Join us at Ember Wood Fire Grill (the site of the old firehouse) at 6pm on Nov. 16 for a chance to support the Woodman Museum. Director of Dover Public Library and Woodman trustee Cathy Beaudoin will be giving a talk about the various historical fires that have ravaged our city. A portion of sales will be graciously donated by Ember to support the Woodman as it segues into its 102nd season. To learn more about Ember Wood Fire Grill, please visit http://emberwoodfiregrill.com/. For more information about Dover Public Library events, visit http://www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/library/.

Veterans Day at the Woodman

Veterans Day at the Woodman 2017The Woodman is hosting its annual celebration of Veterans Day on the grounds of the museum on November 12 from 12-4pm. The event will feature live reenactors, cannon-firing, guest speakers, fife and drum performances, a color guard presentation and much more! Veterans and family of deployed military personnel receive free admission (normal rates apply for other visitors). For more information, please visit our Facebook event page!

Teachers Week at the Woodman Museum

Teachers Week 2017We love educating our visitors about Seacoast history! And we love our area teachers who, year after year, bring their students to Dover’s hidden gem. In appreciation, teachers (and homeschool teachers!) are welcome to enjoy free admission at the Woodman Museum from November 1-5. Guests of teachers receive half-price admission. The museum is open 10-5PM, Wednesday-Sunday.  Hope to see you there!

Night at the Museum V: More Voices from the Cemetery

The Woodman is announcing its fifth annual Night at the Museum event, “More Voices from the Cemetery,” to be held at the picturesque Pine Hill Cemetery on the weekend of October 13-14. Join us for a celebration of some of Dover’s most famous, noteworthy and notorious residents. Live actors and actresses will play out vignettes and scenes from the lives of generations past. To find out more, please visit: http://woodmanmuseum.org/natm2017/. To reserve your tickets for the event, please click here.

 

21st Annual Car Show at the Woodman

Come join the Woodman Museum for its 21st Annual Antique and Classic Auto and Motorcycle Show!

The Woodman Museum is hosting its annual Classic Car Show on September 24, 2017 (rain date: October 1) from 12-4pm. To register your vehicle, please click here.

Beer & Music on the Grounds of the Woodman

Beer and Music at the Woodman MuseumFor those interested in live music and craft beer, the Woodman, along with 7th Settlement Brewery (http://www.7thsettlement.com/) is announcing the third annual “Beer & Music on the Grounds of the Woodman Museum,” to be held on August 20 (4-7pm). Food, along with the four varieties of craft beer, will also be available for purchase on-site. Organizer Mike Day, the Woodman’s Director of Operations, is particularly excited to welcome back performers Reverend Todd Seely and The Bog Standard from previous events. The Bog Standard is a three-piece band of very talented locals who play sea shanties and pirate music. Our other performer, Dover’s Reverend Todd Seely, is a former Boston-based punk rocker who has released three albums to date.

The event will be Sunday, August 20th from 4pm to 7pm. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds from the evening’s event will go towards the museum’s many collection- and facilities-related projects.

Ocean Discovery Day

The UNH Marine Docents bring marine science to you with Ocean Discovery Day!

On Thursday, July 20, 2017 (10am-3pm) the Woodman will be featuring hands-on activities for curious visitors. Meet sea stars, crabs and other creatures that live on the rocky shores of the Seacoast. Learn interesting facts about lobsters, octopuses and marine mammals. Discover something new about our Great Bay Estuary habitats, beaches, and coastal waters!

We are also featuring a LIVE Feed with Dr. Robert Ballard and the Corps of Exploration.

Come join us! The museum is free and open to the public for the entire day!