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NH Heritage TrailWith all museums now open for 2016 on the NH Heritage Trail, which extends from Portsmouth to Plymouth and several points west and north, visitors have no shortage of choices for entertainment in June.

Special events
At Nashua Jet Aviation in Nashua on Saturday, June 11, Londonderry”s Aviation Museum of NH will host a BBQ and Fly-In. Much more than a fly-in, though, visitors are encouraged to bring their antique car, motorcycle, railroad car or other mode of transportation. To learn more, visit www.aviationmuseumofnh.org.

In Moultonborough at Castle in the Clouds, stargazing and a murder mystery dinner theater will take center stage in late June. On Thursday, June 28, experts from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will first explain the wonders of the night sky after which visitors will take a trolley up to Historic Lucknow to see the stars, constellations, planets and more.

On June 29 and 30, Castle in the Clouds will welcome Get-A-Clue Productions for their eighth performance where visitors can experience a sixties beach party complete with a picnic, a volleyball game and “murderous intentions.” Costumes are optional. This event is sponsored by Pine State Beverage Co. For more information, visit www.castleintheclouds.org.

In Exeter, craft beer, live music and local food will take center stage at the second Beer for History event at the American Independence Museum”s Folsom Tavern. Sponsored by Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. Attorneys at Law of Portsmouth, the event will feature various regional brewers, including Neighborhood Beer Co. of Exeter and D.L. Geary Brewing Company of Portland, Maine. To learn more, visit www.independencemuseum.org.

At Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village, New Hampshire residents can take advantage of a full day of free activities on Saturday, June 18. Activities will include tours, demonstrations, historic crafts, animal meet and greets, and more. Visit www.remickmuseum.org for more information.

Educational talks
At the New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro on June 23, well-known Lake Winnipesaukee diver Hans Hug, Jr. will kick off their summer lecture series with a talk on interesting shipwrecks he has encountered on the lake and their history. The event is free of charge. For more information, visit www.nhbm.org. People are also encouraged to make a reservation in advance by calling the museum at (603) 569-4554.

Hug Jr. will also present on the same subject at the Lake Winnipesauke Museum in Laconia at 11 am on Saturday, June 25. His presentation will be followed by Author and Photographer Ron Guilmette on Wednesday, June 29, as he will discuss his paddling adventures to all 260 islands on Lake Winnipesaukee, which he chronicles in his new book, “The Islands of Winnipesaukee.” Learn more at www.lwhs.us.

On Wednesday, June 22 at 4:30 pm in Plymouth at the Museum of the White Mountains (MWM), Lindsey Rustad, Research Ecologist with the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, will discuss her latest research on climate change and the Northern Forest. Her presentation, entitled “Changing climate, Changing forests: linking global and local perspectives on how a changing climate sculpts forests of New Hampshire,” relates to the exhibit, “Forecasting: Climate Change and Water Impact,” which opens in January of 2017. For more information, visit www.plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains.

Museums on the Trail include the Aviation Museum, Albacore Park, American Independence Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Libby Museum, Millyard Museum, Museum of the White Mountains, New Hampshire Boat Museum, New Hampshire Farm Museum, Portsmouth Historical Society @ Discover Portsmouth, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, The Belknap Mill, Woodman Museum, and Wright Museum of WWII.