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Comprised of 15 museums that stretch from Portsmouth to Plymouth and several points west and north, the NH Heritage Trail provides unique opportunities to experience NH history today. Wright Museum Re-enactorsWe take people from pre-colonial American right up through WWII in New Hampshire,” said Michael Culver, president of The Trail and executive director of the Wright Museum of WWII in Wolfeboro. The Granite State is a pretty fascinating place. Many museums on The Trail offer hands-on activities, including the New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM) in Wolfeboro, which offers the opportunity for adults and families to build boats. From July 9 to July 17, adults can work individually or as a family team to build anything from a one-person canoe or kayak to a Paddleboard, Bevinâ’™s Skiff, or Opti Sailboat. From July 18 to July 22, kids can engage in fun projects in boating, science, water ecology, aquatic life, local history, and arts and crafts at NHBM’s Lake Discovery Camp for Kids where they can engage. Visit www.nhbm.org for more information. To the west at the Museum of the White Mountains in Plymouth, visitors can enjoy an information talk on July 20 entitled, “Lucy Crawford: A Living History Presentation. Lucy Crawford’s 1845 History of the White Mountains was the first book published about the White Mountains, as it chronicles her family’s 50-year effort to introduce the visiting public to the wonders and beauty of the White Mountains. At the event, living history portrayer Dijit Taylor will share Crawford’s stories of life in the mountains, punctuated by birth and death, love and betrayal, road and trail building and associated disasters. For more information, visit www.plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains. The NH Heritage Trail has also evolved in recent years in its development of special events geared specifically for families. At the American Independence Museum, thousands of visitors are expected to attend its annual American Independence Festival on July 16. Featuring battle re-enactments, colonial demonstrations, live music and games for kids, the Festival celebrates America’s birth and NH’s role in it. Visit www.independencemuseum.org for more information. Other family-oriented events include Family Day at the Wright Museum where visitors can take rides in WWII vehicles and tours of the Wright Museum. Other activities include face painting, WWII re-enactors, Mo the Clown and his balloon artistry, a magic show; a caricaturist; two Squam Lake Nature Center programs with live animals; games, a 50/50 raffle, food vendors, and more. See www.wrightmuseum.org for details. Also located in Wolfeboro, the Libby Museum hosts its Family Day, “Karner Blue Butterfly,” on July 24. At this event, Fish and Game Karner Aviation MuseumBlue expert Rebecca Segelhurst will give a talk, while visitors may also enjoy crafts, a butterfly tent and free entrance to the museum. To learn more, visit www.thelibbymuseum.org. On July 16 at Londonderry’s Aviation Museum of NH, visitors can enjoy the 2nd annual Homebuilt Aircraft Fly-In. “This is a fun, family friendly event, and visitors will have the opportunity to see a variety of experimental aircraft flying in and on display,” said Executive Director Jessica Pappathan. “There will be activities and demonstrations for all ages, and food and ice cream available for purchase.” To learn more, visit www.aviationmuseumofnh.org. 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.