Featuring 16 museums, the NH Heritage Trail is not just for history buffs, but for the entire family.
“Individually and collectively, we have developed programs, exhibits and events that are designed for people of all ages,” said Michael Culver, NH Heritage Trail President and Executive Director of the Wright Museum of WWII in Wolfeboro. History can be fun and it can be educational at the same time.”
At the Wright Museum, for instance, Sunday, July 9 will mark Family Day in which visitors can enjoy rides around Wolfeboro in period World War II vehicles. In addition, there will be magic shows, “Mo” the balloon artist, face painters, and two live animal shows presented by the staff of Squam Lake Natural Science Center.
“There will also be live music by the New England Country Boys,” added Culver. “Food will be available, too, and a variety of family-oriented games for children of all ages.”
For more information, visit www.wrightmuseum.org.
At the New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro, there are numerous family programs available this summer—all of which involve a hands-on approach to learning. The month of July may be the height of activity at the museum with Adult/Family Boat Building, Youth Boat Building, and Lake Discovery Camp.
“We also have a number of community sailing programs that have grown in popularity in recent years,” said Executive Director Lisa Simpson Lutts. “Through the work of volunteers, the Town of Wolfeboro and many others, we have grown this program to include more than 20 boats. Whether you or your child has an interest in sailing, we have the opportunities here.”
To learn more about the New Hampshire Boat Museum, visit www.nhbm.org.
At Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth, numerous hands-on activities and tours will take place daily throughout the summer.
“We offer guided discovery tours of our barns, the farm—which includes meet-and-greets with farm animals, and our ‘crown jewel,’ the Captain Enoch Remick House,” said Marketing Coordinator Dawne Gilpatrick.
There are also numerous “self-discovery opportunities” at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, including activities in the Farm Discovery Room, self-guided explorations and a farm stand open daily.
“We have livestock that children can see up close,” added Gilpatrick. “You could easily spend an entire day here and still have more to do.”
To learn more, visit www.remickmuseum.org.
At the New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton on Saturday, June 3, Family Fun with Dairy and Sheep Dog Trial will feature children’s hands-on games and activities as well interactive demonstrations.
“You will learn how to make homemade yogurt, churn Mason jar butter, and enjoy ice cream you make yourself,” said Executive Director Mark Foynes. “A sampling of cheeses made by Museum volunteers and yogurt donated by Stonyfield Farm will also be part of the fun.”
In addition, the event will include an officially-timed and judged sheep dog trial as well as educational presentations about the use of sheep milk in cheese making.
Other events at the New Hampshire Farm Museum include Civil War Encampment, Children’s Corgiville Fair, and Olde Time Tavern Day.
For more information, visit www.farmmuseum.org.
Other highlights on The Trail this summer include an Antique & Classic Auto Event at Castle in the Clouds on July 8 in Moultonborough and the American Independence Festival at the American Independence Museum in Exeter on July 15.
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The 16 museums on The Trail include the Aviation Museum, Albacore Park, American Independence Museum, Canterbury Shaker Village Castle in the Clouds, 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.