The New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail has a lot to offer in July with unique and exciting events for families and history buffs alike.
Some of the events include the American Independence Festival at the American Independence Museum, Summer Discovery Days at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, and a Car Show at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire.
Whether someone is interested in learning more about colonial farming, events surrounding America’s independence or some classic cars, the NH Heritage Museum Trail as it covered.
In the Seacoast Region of The Trail, the American Independence Museum in Exeter will host the American Independence Festival in Exeter on July 14. The Festival features food, music, ale, reenactments, Traditional Artisans’ Village, vendor marketplace, museum tours and more.
Guests will hear traditional music throughout the festival and can grab a bite to eat from several local nearby food trucks on Swasey parkway, which is also home to several battle re-enactments. Brewed by Redhook Brewery, American Independence Ale will be served in Folsom Tavern, a venue in which George Washington once dined.
On museum grounds, guests may enjoy demonstrations by nationally renowned traditional artisans, a “village” sponsored by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. One of only 26 remaining original copies of the Declaration of Independence will be on display at the museum—and its delivery to the town in 1776 will be recreated to kick off the festival.
To learn more about the festival, visit www.independencemuseum.org.
In the Merrimack Valley portion of The Trail on the same day, July 14, the Aviation Museum in Londonderry will host its fourth annual Car Show. In addition to the iconic and classic cars on display, there will be a 50/50 raffle, food and trophies to win.
Those interested in participating can register their car for a $10 registration fee. To learn more about the show, visit www.nhahs.org.
In the Lakes Region branch of The Trail, Summertime Discovery Days at the Remick Museum in Tamworth Village offer children, ages 7-11, hands-on learning experiences with farm-based subjects. Discovery Days, which take place on July 12 and 26, feature cooking, farming and investing in a green thumb.
On July 12, children can experience “Let’s Make a Cake” in which they can make a blueberry cake “the old fashioned way” without any mix or a mixer. After putting their cakes in the oven, the children will make their own whipped cream and herbal iced tea. “Let’s Make a Cake” will also enable children to feed chickens, gather eggs, pick blueberries and grind wheat – all the steps needed to create the cake ingredients.
The July 26 program is “Creating with Wool,” which provides a firsthand experience with fleece, as participants can see the museum’s sheep, learn to wash fleece, understand its uses for fleece and more. Children also will make a bookmark and take home some wool and needles to create their own projects at home.
To learn more, visit www.remickmuseum.org.
17 museums make up the NH Heritage Museum Trail with stops in Canterbury, Concord, Dover, Exeter, Laconia, Manchester, Moultonborough, Plymouth, Tamworth and Wolfeboro.