Those seeking to scratch their history itch or simply find a fun and educational way to spend a day will have no trouble satisfying their need in June in the Lakes Region of the New Hampshire Heritage Trail. The seven museums in the region — New Hampshire Boat Museum, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, The Libby Museum, Museum of the White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Castle in the Clouds, and Wright Museum of World War II — offer a wide array of activities in June.
New Hampshire Boat Museum
The New Hampshire Boat Museum, located in Wolfeboro Falls, NH, will host its Opening Reception on Friday, June 1, from 6-9 p.m. The event, which is catered by Downtown Grille Cafe, will introduce guests to the season’s new exhibits. Tickets are $25 for members and $27 for non-members.
The New Hampshire Boat Museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 8. For information or to reserve a spot for the Opening Reception, call 603-569-4544 or visit www.nhbm.org.
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
The Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, located in Tamworth Village, NH, has a loaded slate of events in June.
For evening fun, there is Friday Fireside Gathering on Friday, June 8, from 7-8:30 p.m. Those who enjoy the arts will find Fiber Arts Groups and Demos attractive, which takes place Tuesday, June 12, as well as Tuesday, June 26, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and is free to attend. Kids events include 4-H Dairy Club, which meets 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 14; Homeschool Dairy Month on Monday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon; and Small Farmers Club: Cows, which is Friday, June 29, from 10-11 a.m. The 4-H meeting is free to attend, while the Homeschool event and Small Farmers Club are $6.
Additionally, there is an Outdoor Walk on Friday, June 15, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, which is free for members and $5 for non-members. There also is Foragers Gathering on Friday, June 15, from 1-2:30 p.m. That event is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
An annual event, New Hampshire Appreciation Day, is Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features activities all day. Admission is free for New Hampshire residents and $5 for out-of-state attendees. Children 4 and younger are admitted free. Starting that day, June 16, Remick will have daily activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
For information, visit www.remickmuseum.org or call 603-323-7591.
The Libby Museum
The Libby Museum, located in Wolfeboro, NH, opens for the season on Friday, June 1.
From opening day through July 31, photographs by Amy Piper will be on display, offering visitors a splendid view of nature.
The Libby Museum is open daily through mid-October. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free for children 16 and younger as well as veterans and $5 for adults. For information, visit www.thelibbymuseum.org or call 603-569-1035.
Museum of the White Mountains
The Museum of the White Mountains, located at Plymouth University in Plymouth, NH, offers a range of events throughout June.
On June 4, James Lewis will present “Not one cent for scenery: The story of how the National Forests became the Nation’s Forests.” The event will be from 5:30-7 p.m. and is free to attend.
There will be an artist talk and demo with Craig Altobello from 3:30-5 p.m. on June 15, Gordon Stuart will present “The Streamflow Study that Justified the Weeks Act” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on June 20, and a screening of David Huntley’s documentary “The People’s Forest” at 3 p.m. on June 29. Each of those events are free.
Away from the museum will be First Fungal Foray of 2018 at Langdon Park from 1-3 p.m. on June 24. Evolutionary biologist Tommy Stoughton will lead the Mushroom Walk. There also is a Caps Ridge Hike with Jeff Lougee from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 28.
For information, visit www.plymouth.edu.
Lake Winnipesaukee Museum
The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, located in the Weirs section of Laconia, will open its doors around mid-June. Once open, the museum will host a weekly lecture series on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Kicking off the Lecture Series will be Underwater History with Hans Hug, who will present videos of wrecks he’s seen in the region, on June 20. “The Islands of Winnipesaukee” is on June 27 and features Ron Guilmette, author and photographer, presenting his book containing photos and stories about the islands.
For information, visit www.lwhs.us.
Castle in the Clouds
The Castle in the Clouds, located in Moultonborough, NH, features a wide assortment of events in June.
Wine and light refreshments will be served June 15 when a preservation exhibit opens at 5:30 p.m. Michelle Landry, director of collections and interpretation will speak ahead of the opening of “Lucknow Revealed: Research, Restoration and Mystery at Castle in the Clouds.” The event is free for members and $10 for non-members.
On Father’s Day, June 17, Castle in the Clouds will give dads a free tour if they come with their children.
On June 25, there will be Birding with Bob Ridgely at 8:30 a.m., as the popular birding walk returns. Later that day, singer/songwriter Jonathan Sarty provides music at 5:30 p.m.
Music Night kicks off on June 26 and continues each Tuesday through August 21. The event will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Carriage House Restaurant, where dinner will be served. There is no cover charge.
On June 27, Bryant Tolles will give the lecture “Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains” at 7 p.m. Music Night returns on June 28 with Benjamin Vincent Cook performing at 5:30 p.m.
Open Air Landscape Art will premier June 29 from 10 a.m. to noon featuring local artist MaryAnn Stockman. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
For information, visit www.castleintheclouds.org.
Wright Museum of World War II
At the Wright Museum of World War II, located in Wolfeboro, NH, a weekly lecture series offers attendees a chance to learn about several aspects of World War II.
The Lecture Series takes place each Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. at the museum. On June 5, author Titia Bozuwa presents her book “Defiance,” a fictional work about young men and women resisting Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. On june 12, author Charley Valera will speak about his book “My Father’s War: Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers.” On June 19, Linda Shenton Matchett will give the lecture “Women War Correspondents of WWII.” Attendance for the Lecture Series is $3 for members and $8 for non-members.
For information, visit www.wrightmuseum.org.