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131 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820

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131 Central Ave
Dover, NH 03820 United States

October 2017

Night at the Museum V: More Voices from the Cemetery

October 14, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 15, 2017

131 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820, 131 Central Ave
Dover, NH 03820 United States
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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: https://woodmanmuseum.org/volunteer-natm-2017/.

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October 2018

Voices from the Museum: Lives and Legends

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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One event on October 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

131 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820, 131 Central Ave
Dover, NH 03820 United States
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PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. On Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, from 10am to 5pm, the Woodman Museum, along with a cast of forty actors and tour guides, will proudly present its sixth re-enactment event called “Lives & Legends: Voices From the Museum”. In the space of a 90-minute guided walk through 19 scenes spread throughout the museum’s 4-building campus, visitors will meet famous and infamous Dover citizens and historical characters with a lot on their mind! In most scenes, these denizens have come back from the dead to narrate their stories, but in two scenes, these renowned Dover citizens are still alive and have remarkable tales to tell. Visitors will learn how some of the museum’s most extraordinary artifacts, like its iconic 10-foot polar bear, Nanuq, came to reside in Dover.  Along the route, guests will meet the farmer who shot the last cougar killed in New Hampshire (you’ll meet the cougar, too!), an Arctic explorer poisoned by his crew, the museum’s first curators, a Purple Heart-awarded Navy nurse, veterans of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, a nearly 300-year old wooden doll, two hale and hardy 19th century sea captains, several striking mill girls from the Cocheco cotton factory, a NH governor, a prominent minister, various 17th century colonists who are fearing an attack on their garrison, and a famous Dover boat builder. “Lives & Legends” is a brand new tour, not a repeat of any previous tours of the museum. The organizers of this year’s reenactment are the same folks who produced, in prior years, popular historic tours of Dover’s downtown mills, Garrison Hill and Pine Hill Cemetery. Visitors will laugh a lot, and absorb quite a bit of Dover’s history along the way. The event is suitable for even younger children. Stair climbing is involved, so those with mobility issues may not be able to do the whole route. Tickets for “Lives & Legends: Voices From the Museum” will go on sale late September. Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voices-from-the-museum-lives-and-legends-sat-sun-oct-20-21-2018-tickets-50001742558.  You must choose a specific time to start your tour (with maximum group size at 15 people), from 10am to 4:45pm on Saturday or Sunday. Tours will leave every 15 minutes. Each group is limited to 15 people. Reserve your spots early in order to get the time you want. For more information, call the Woodman Museum at 603-742-1038.  

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Voices from the Museum: Lives and Legends

October 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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One event on October 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

131 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820, 131 Central Ave
Dover, NH 03820 United States
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PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. On Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, from 10am to 5pm, the Woodman Museum, along with a cast of forty actors and tour guides, will proudly present its sixth re-enactment event called “Lives & Legends: Voices From the Museum”. In the space of a 90-minute guided walk through 19 scenes spread throughout the museum’s 4-building campus, visitors will meet famous and infamous Dover citizens and historical characters with a lot on their mind! In most scenes, these denizens have come back from the dead to narrate their stories, but in two scenes, these renowned Dover citizens are still alive and have remarkable tales to tell. Visitors will learn how some of the museum’s most extraordinary artifacts, like its iconic 10-foot polar bear, Nanuq, came to reside in Dover.  Along the route, guests will meet the farmer who shot the last cougar killed in New Hampshire (you’ll meet the cougar, too!), an Arctic explorer poisoned by his crew, the museum’s first curators, a Purple Heart-awarded Navy nurse, veterans of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, a nearly 300-year old wooden doll, two hale and hardy 19th century sea captains, several striking mill girls from the Cocheco cotton factory, a NH governor, a prominent minister, various 17th century colonists who are fearing an attack on their garrison, and a famous Dover boat builder. “Lives & Legends” is a brand new tour, not a repeat of any previous tours of the museum. The organizers of this year’s reenactment are the same folks who produced, in prior years, popular historic tours of Dover’s downtown mills, Garrison Hill and Pine Hill Cemetery. Visitors will laugh a lot, and absorb quite a bit of Dover’s history along the way. The event is suitable for even younger children. Stair climbing is involved, so those with mobility issues may not be able to do the whole route. Tickets for “Lives & Legends: Voices From the Museum” will go on sale late September. Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voices-from-the-museum-lives-and-legends-sat-sun-oct-20-21-2018-tickets-50001742558.  You must choose a specific time to start your tour (with maximum group size at 15 people), from 10am to 4:45pm on Saturday or Sunday. Tours will leave every 15 minutes. Each group is limited to 15 people. Reserve your spots early in order to get the time you want. For more information, call the Woodman Museum at 603-742-1038.  

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May 2019

Memorial Day Event @ the Woodman

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
131 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820, 131 Central Ave
Dover, NH 03820 United States
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The Woodman Museum will be honoring Dover’s military fallen at the local Pine Hill Cemetery on Memorial Day, which falls on May 27 this year. The event, which begins at 11AM at Pine Hill Cemetery’s GAR monument, will begin with a ceremony to honor Dover’s fallen soldiers. It will include brief remarks, a wreath laying, a ‘taps’ performance, and a Civil War cannon salute. Following the ceremony, an information packet will be distributed detailing six of the many of Dover’s Civil War soldiers who were killed in action and buried in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Visitors are encouraged to visit their gravesites and pay their respects. At noon, trained artillery experts will be conducting a Civil War cannon firing demonstration at the lower Pine Hill Cemetery fields (south of So. Watson Road). The Woodman, a local history museum currently in its 103rd season, is proud to organize this year’s event. The Woodman Museum’s chairman, historian Paul Timmerman, alongside Operations Director Michael Day, have extensively reorganized and reinterpreted the museum’s Civil War collection in the Woodman House. Timmerman, a Civil War enthusiast, also is a member of the 1st NH Light Artillery reenactment group. The Woodman Museum is also currently in the process of restoring a Civil War-era ‘Napoleon’ cannon through community raised donations. Originally donated to the Museum by the Dover GAR Charles Sawyer Post 17, the cannon, carriage, limber and ammunition box including sabots are original Civil War era and a rarity in museum collections. The wood and iron fittings are deteriorating due to age and exposure to the weather. The cannon is currently undergoing restoration with an expected return to the museum on July 27 of this year with an unveiling ceremony.  To learn more about how you can donate to the project, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-artifact-napoleon-cannon or visit woodmanmuseum.org.

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