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  • Woodman Museum opening for 2021 season on April 7

    Due to ongoing New Hampshire COVID-19 restrictions:
     
    Tour reservations are required, and can be made online at www.woodmanmuseum.org (via EVENTBRITE) or by calling 603-742-1038.
     
    The Musuem will offer five 90-minute tours per dayWednesday-Sunday (except we will be closed July 4th for the holiday), at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm to allow for cleaning between tours. There will only be one tour offered per time slot, and no more than 10 people per tour group. Admission is - Adults $13, Seniors, $10, Students, $9, Children, $7, Active Military $9 and there are no fees to order online.
     
    As always, Members of the Woodman Museum are FREE, but you will still need to register for a date and time online or by phone. If members are bringing guests, register for the guests only (Ten, or less total in group including members) and members will just show their member card when they arrive with their guests.
     
    Again, each group tour will be 90 minutes in duration, led at a distance by a Museum Docent, and will visit multiple buildings on our campus. To fully enjoy the tour, each visitor should possess the ability to climb several sets of circa 1800's staircases, but the main floors of two buildings are handicapped accessible and available to all.
     
    What is New at the Woodman- The Foster Gallery at the Woodman Museum presents “Celebrating Dover” for the 2021 season. This exhibit highlights some of the unique to Dover items in the Woodman Museum Collections and will continue to grow and change through the 2023 season. As many of you know, 2023 will mark the 400th Anniversary of the founding of Dover by the Hiltons in 1623 and the Foster Gallery will offer a glimpse into the past celebrations the community of Dover has held. This year’s exhibit offers objects and archives from Dover’s 100th Anniversary of incorporation as a city in 1955 as well as Dover’s participation in the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the United States in 1976. In addition, the gallery offers historic photographs of Dover from the Thom Hindle Collection, porcelain souvenirs of Dover from the Brian and Stephanie Fischer Collection, the “Drafting Dover” Collection, the Mayor Andrew Peirce Collection, and more! 
     
    In case you missed last season’s special exhibit “Still Marching: Voices of the Vote” that celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the Marilla Ricker Collection remains on display at the Foster Gallery through 2021. Marilla Ricker was a prominent suffragist, lawyer and author from Dover and is widely regarded as the first woman to vote in the United States at the Dover City Hall in 1870 (though her vote was not counted in the election results). Last year during Election Week, a temporary marker was built and installed at the Woodman Museum by the Wilson Family to celebrate Marilla Ricker’s contributions to Women’s Suffrage. Many people from the greater Dover community placed their “I Voted” stickers from the polls on the marker to pay tribute. Plans are underway for a permanent marker to be placed at the Museum on the corner of Central Ave. and Summer St. (Marilla Ricker lived on Summer St. for many years of her life).
     
    The Museum Store at the Woodman will feature new items for sale including NH made Squamscot soda, NH maple candy and maple syrup, as well as two newly published local history books: Dover, New Hampshire Through Time featuring both historic and contemporary photographs of Dover from the Thom Hindle Collection, as well as Silent Night a memoir of Dover’s Ann Darby Reynolds, who was a Navy Nurse from 1962 – 1988 and recipient of the Purple Heart during the Vietnam War. Additionally, Woodman Museum and “Dover 400” co-branded hats, pint glasses and coffee mugs are now available for purchase at the Museum Store!
     
     
    For your health and safety as well as for the health and safety of our volunteers All Visitors will be required to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask the Museum will provide one for you.
     
    If you are experiencing Covid 19 Symptoms, or if you are are not feeling well, we request that you wait until you are completely symptom free, to schedule a tour. Also due to Covid restrictions.
     
    If you have any questions about tours, to purchase a membership, or questions about visiting the museum, please call 603-742-1038 Wednesday-Sunday 10am-4PM or visit our website at www.woodmanmuseum.org. Please Check back frequently for any changes as we continue to monitor the CDC & State "Stay Safe at Home Guidelines".