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Thank You!


The Woodman is now closed for the season. Thank you for your support of our 104th season! See you in April for our 105th.


Voices from the Cemetery


View this amazing new film, featuring stories of Dover’s past

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Woodman Museum Rain Garden

Thank You to the Strafford County Master Gardeners Association


Thank You to the Strafford County Master Gardeners Association for the creation, and ongoing care, of our beautiful Rain Garden.
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You can make a difference

Hi, I am David Tompkins the Executive Director of the Annie E. Woodman Museum in Dover, NH, and we are raising money to benefit the Museum, due to the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on our operations.

This has been the most challenging year since our founding in 1916, and we need your help!! Any donation will help us continue the legacy of Annie E. Woodman our founder, to remain a place for discovery and wonder, and the study our common history, the natural sciences, and the Arts.

Thank you in advance, for your contribution to this 104 year old institution that means so much to all of us at the Woodman Museum.

Donate on our GoFundMe page here

New Woodman Video Series

The Woodman Museum is making a new effort to provide video online video content for folks to learn more about the Woodman Museum and be able to appreciate the history from the comfort and safety of their home.

We'll keep uploading new videos as time goes on so be sure to check back often!

Want to see all of the video's we've made? Visit our Youtube Channel.

About the Woodman

The Woodman, founded in 1916, is a traditional early 20th-century style natural science, history, and art museum with exhibits for all ages. The campus is home to four buildings, which include the Woodman House (1818), the Hale House (1813), the William Damm Garrison (1675) and the Keefe House (1825). The museum’s collection includes hundreds of colonial artifacts; comprehensive mineral, shell and fossil gallery; mounted animal specimens; fine art and furniture; an extensive collection of militaria; local history objects; and much more. The Woodman is open seasonally to the public (from mid-March to mid-December) Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm.

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