Henry Law Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

JoCome celebrate the opening of the new Henry Law Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremonyin the Woodman Museum for the Henry Law Park playground ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 24 @ 9:30am. The new playground (once the site of Cocheco Manufacturing Company’s Printworks) includes a mini-Garrison Hill climbing tower and a re-purposed Edward Adams gundalow. It’ll also be the last chance to buy a raffle ticket to win a Christopher James Ward remarque print of Old Dover Landing.

Come join us for a wonderful day at the park! To RSVP, visit our Facebook page.

 

The Woodman Partners with Earcraft Music for June

The Woodman is partnering with Earcraft music for the month of June (2017). Please remember to keep your receipts for reciprocal benefits!The Woodman is proud to partner with Earcraft Music (432 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820, earcraftmusic.com) for the month of June. Show your Earcraft Music receipt at the Woodman Museum and get 50% off one admission ticket price.

At Earcraft, show your Woodman admission receipt for 10% off your purchase!

We will also be taking up some shop window space at Earcraft Music with a fun display, so be on the lookout!

Father’s Day at the Woodman

In celebration of Father’s Day, the Woodman Museum is offering half-priced admission for dads and granddads on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18.  Bring your dad and view our extensive colonial and military collection! It’s a great day-trip idea–and we’re right in the heart of Dover.

Show your dad some love. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate fathers with a fun day at the museum! 

Discounted Library Passes

We are proud to announce our continuing partnership with area libraries to offer discounted admission prices to the general public! Our area libraries are a great resource and we are happy to offer discounted admissions for the great people who frequent them.

For more information and to sign up, click here:

Woodman Museum Library Passes.

 

 

Gundalow Ribbon Cutting & Woodman Raffle

The Woodman Museum will be participating in the June 24 ribbon cutting ceremony for Henry Law Park’s new playground!

We are raffling off a beautiful remarque print by Christopher James Ward entitled “Old Dover Landing.” The framed print, numbered and autographed and with a “remarque” pencil and oil drawing beneath it, was generously donated by the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (originally commissioned by Bob and Tricia DeColfmacker). Tickets are $20 each.

Support the Woodman! To buy a ticket, click here.

Veterans Day at the Woodman

Veterans Day at the Woodman 2017The Woodman Museum is proud to announce its annual Veterans Day ceremony, to be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Reenactors of all wars, from the Revolutionary War to modern conflicts, will gather at the Woodman to honor our nation’s veterans and those military men and women still engaged in active service across the world.  Hosted annually, the event, organized in part by WWII enthusiast Charlie Robinson, proprietor of Elite Hobbies in Dover, attracts area veterans and their families and will feature live cannon and musket firing, antique military vehicles and memorabilia, and people in full battle dress. All branches of the service will be represented. Reenactors and enthusiasts will be on hand to answer any questions about the history of America’s wartime involvement.

The set-up for the event begins at 9:30 AM. The event runs from noon until 4pm and will be held on the grounds of the Woodman Museum (182 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820).

 

7th Settlement Brewery hosts Woodman Museum Fundraiser

April 18th, 2017

We at the Woodman Institute Museum would like to extend our cordial thanks to the fine folks at 7th Settlement Brewery in Dover, NH for their support in hosting our spring fundraiser.  The turnout of museum supporters was spectacular, and the Woodman IPA was certainly a treat!A portion of the proceeds went toward our 101st season activities at the Woodman.

Admission receipts purchased at the Woodman can be used for a discounted meal at the 7th Settlement.

Woodman Spring Fundraiser at 7th Settlement

Are you ready for #woodmanipa? Stop by 7th Settlement Brewery on Tuesday for the Woodman Institute Museum spring fundraiser and sample the new batch.

Posted by Made In Dover on Sunday, April 16, 2017

Night at the Museum V Casting Call

Call for Cast Members: Woodman Museum’s “Night at the Museum” event returns in October

For its 5th annual re-enactment event, the Woodman Museum will present “More Voices from the Cemetery” on October
14-15, 2017 on the grounds of Dover’s picturesque and historic Pine Hill Cemetery.
Approximately 60 cast members are being sought to act, lead tours, or provide event assistance during this 2-day
production when dozens of famous (or infamous) Dover residents will rise from the dead at their gravesites to entertain
you with details from their most interesting lives! All acting roles are for adults, but no acting experience is required! We
are seeking individuals with an interest in bringing history to life, and in helping Dover’s oldest museum, now in its 101 st
year.
In two dozen scenes, laid out all over Pine Hill Cemetery, history will come to life in October during the 90-minute
escorted tours of this burial ground that dates from 1731. More than 40 noted, nefarious, or notorious Dover citizens
will come to life beside their headstones, regaling visitors with tales of mirth, woe, and amazement! Among the
residents lifting their voices in the cemetery will be sea captains, business leaders, soldiers, politicians, ministers, lost
lovers, and even a famous opera singer!
For those thinking about participating, there will be a Cast Orientation Session on Thursday, August 24 at 6:30pm at the
Museum’s Keefe House (15 Summer St.). You are invited to meet the production staff, ask questions, and talk with
others who’ve participated in previous “Night at the Museum” events. After the orientation, you can decide if you’d like
to sign on to the cast as a character, as a Tour Guide, or help out behind the scenes.
Tickets for “More Voices from the Cemetery” will go on sale in September at the Woodman Museum and on its website.
This is a family-friendly tour, suitable for all ages. Prices are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For additional
information and/or to volunteer with “More Voices from the Cemetery”, call the Woodman Museum at 603-742- 1038.

To sign up for an acting role on our website, visit: http://woodmanmuseum.org/night-museum-2017-casting/.

Night at the Museum V: More Voices from the Cemetery

The Woodman Museum’s presents “Night at the Museum V: More Voices from the Cemetery”

For its 5th annual re-enactment event, the Woodman Museum will present “More Voices from the Cemetery” on October
14-15, 2017 on the grounds of Dover’s picturesque and historic Pine Hill Cemetery.

In two dozen scenes, laid out all over Pine Hill Cemetery, history will come to life in October during the 90-minute
escorted tours of this burial ground that dates from 1731. More than 20 noted, nefarious, or notorious Dover citizens
will come to life beside their headstones, regaling visitors with tales of mirth, woe, and amazement! Among the
residents lifting their voices in the cemetery will be sea captains, business leaders, soldiers, politicians, ministers, lost
lovers, and even a famous opera singer!

Tickets for “More Voices from the Cemetery” are on sale now on Eventbrite (click here to purchase). Day-of ticket sales will occur at the Pine Hill Cemetery chapel.
This is a family-friendly tour, suitable for all ages. Prices are $15 for adults, $7 for students (12-21) and $5 for children under 12. For additional
information and/or to volunteer with “More Voices from the Cemetery”, call the Woodman Museum at 603-742- 1038.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities for NATM 2017, please visit: http://woodmanmuseum.org/volunteer-natm-2017/.

The Keefe House Gallery at the Woodman Presents: Bill Oakes: The Art of Creativity

The Keefe House Gallery at the Woodman Presents: Bill Oakes: The Art of Creativity

(Dover, NH) – The work of the late, innovative New Hampshire artist, illustrator, educator, and author, Bill Oakes (1944-2005) will be presented in a new exhibition at the Keefe House Gallery at the Woodman.  Bill Oakes: The Art of Creativity opens on Saturday, August 20, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. open to the public.  The exhibition features works that illustrate the extraordinary diversity of Oakes’ art and creative ideas that span his extensive career, including drawings, paintings, published illustrations, prints, and photographs.  The exhibition will run through September 22, and is open free of charge on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Bill Oakes spent his formative years in Brunswick, Maine.  After college, he joined the US Navy and was assigned to the Navy Combat Art Gallery in Washington, DC, during which time he completed over 180 paintings and drawings, now in the US Navy Fine Arts Collection.  As an educator, he taught at the New England School of Art and Design, as well as the Art Institute of Boston.  Bill earned his Master of Arts degree in 1988 in “Critical and Creative Thinking” at UMass, Boston, where he taught several courses focusing on Creativity.
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An accomplished realist painter, Bill’s ability to capture the essence of his sitter’s character with minimal strokes led to his job as courtroom artist for the Watergate hearings, the major political scandal of the early 1970s.  His mesmerizing characterizations of President Richard Nixon, Howard Baker, John Dean, John Ehrlichman and others not only captured the energy of the proceedings, they brought the drama to life for the general public. These illustrations were reproduced in The Washington Post and on ABC News.

A versatile artist, Bill completed numerous illustrations for The Franklin Library, as well as several magazines and newspapers, including Look, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, Time and Yankee magazines, and The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor.  He co-authored several children’s books as well.

Travels abroad and a continued interest in imagination and discovery led to more multi-dimensional works of art and experimentation.  His realism evolved to an abstraction born of interest in unusual materials and non-customary methods of application: trowels over brushes, for instance; mark-making with color and texture, more than subject.  In short, Creativity over representation.  A truly thoughtful artist who believed that art was a vital form of communication, Bill sought to inspire creative thought and discovery in all his students and viewers. Come see the works of this communicative believer in the power of art to inspire learners of all ages.

Bill Oakes: The Art of Creativity is sponsored by Federal Savings Bank.