All museums are now open on the NH Heritage Trail, which stretches from Portsmouth to Plymouth and several points north and west. Conceived as a way to connect some of the most culturally significant museums in the Granite State, The Trail features a full lineup of events and programs in 2017 for all ages.
At the Millyard Museum in Manchester, kids will travel back through time at an exciting Time Travelers Summer Camp from July 10 to July 14. Topics will include Native Americans, Archaeology, Inventions, and the Industrial Revolution.
“The Millyard Museum tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here—the story starts with the native peoples who fished at Amoskeag Falls thousands of years ago,” said the museum’s Jeff Barraclough. “The camp will be a fun look at how Manchester started and take participants into the 21 century where the story is still unfolding.”
To learn more about the camp, visit www.manchesterhistoric.org/millyard-museum.
Lake Winnipesaukee Museum
In Laconia on July 15, the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum will host “Child Labor in New England,” which will feature Robert Macieski, who will discuss child labor in New England during the early 20th century.
“His lecture will explore the various occupations children worked,” said the museum’s director Alison Rush. “He will help tell this story through the photography of Lewis W Hine.”
This lecture is part of Lake Winnipesaukee Museum’s summer lecture series, which features local historians lecturing on a variety of topics relating to New Hampshire and the Lakes Region history.
To learn more, visit www.lwhs.us.
At this historic working farmstead, people can literally try their hands at goat milking, explore the barns and buildings on the property, take a country doctor tour, or walk the Binsack Trail.
“The grounds make for a wonderful picnic spot, too, and we offer several farm-to-table events throughout the summer,” added Executive Director Cara Sutherland.
To learn more, visit www.remickmuseum.org.
American Independence Museum
In Exeter at the American Independence Museum, visitors can learn about and experience what life was like during the latter half of the 1700’s with costumed tour guides, summer camps and themed events.
On July 15, the museum’s signature event takes place with the American Independence Festival.
“It’s a chance for people to see traditional colonial artisans at work, see battles between militia, talk to colonial re-enactors, and see one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence,” said the museum’s Emma Bray.
To learn more, visit www.independencemuseum.org.
The 17 museums on The Trail include the Aviation Museum, Albacore Park, American Independence Museum, Canterbury Shaker Village, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Libby Museum, Millyard Museum, Museum of the White Mountains, New Hampshire Boat Museum, New Hampshire Historical Society, New Hampshire Farm Museum, Portsmouth Historical Society @ Discover Portsmouth, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Woodman Museum, and Wright Museum of WWII.