Date: Monday May 31, 2021.
Place: Pine Hill Cemetery at the GAR Monument 137 Central Ave. Dover NH. (Enter at the Central Ave. entrance to proceed to the top of the hill).
Contact: David Tompkins Executive Director [email protected] 603-742-7680
Schedule of Events
11 am – Ceremony at the G.A.R. Monument – Pine Hill Cemetery
Laying of Wreath
TAPS – NH National Guard
Civil War Cannon Salute
Civil War KIA – 6 Soldier’s Stories & Map to Gravesites.
12 PM Cannon firing demonstration Pine Hill Cemetery Lower field
Woodman Museum Holds Annual Memorial Day Remembrance at Pine Hill Cemetery
DOVER, NH – The Woodman Museum will be honoring Dover’s military fallen at the local Pine Hill Cemetery on Memorial Day May 31, 2021.
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 by the NH National Guard, 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 105th season, is proud to organize this year’s event. The Woodman Museum has recently restored its Civil War-era ‘Napoleon’ cannon. 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. In addition, the Woodman has added a Korean war and Vietnam war era room to its extensive military history collection.
About the Woodman Museum
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, a comprehensive mineral and fossil collection, 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-4pm. For admission prices or to learn more about the museum, or how you can donate to help its mission, please visit www.woodmanmuseum.org.