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Featuring 18 member institutions throughout New Hampshire, the NH Heritage Museum Trail is active in September, highlighted by the “Socially Distanced Outdoor Concert Series” at Woodman Museum in Dover. The series concludes on September 19 with The Bog Standard, a New Hampshire-based three piece group of musical folks who play acoustic songs about the sea, pirates and rebels. 

“They are an amazing local band, that feature Irish, folk, sailing shanties — and with audience participation and ‘sing alongs,’ they guarantee a good time will be had by all,” remarked David Tompkins, executive director. 

The 2020 Socially Distanced Concert Series is sponsored by Dupont Auto Service Center, DF Richard, Edward Jones and Martel Plumbing.  To purchase tickets, which range from $10 to $15, visit woodmanmuseum.org.

In Canterbury, Canterbury Shaker Village features free Outdoor Tours on Saturdays and Sundays through September and October with no reservations required. Tours are for approximately 1 hour, and begin at 11 am and 2 pm.  “The tours present an overview of Shaker history from the 1792 Meeting House up until 1992 when the last surviving Shaker, Ethel Hudson died in the Dwelling House,” said Executive Director Leslie Nolan.

Canterbury Shaker Village is comprised of 694 rolling acres with 30 historic buildings. To learn more about the free tours or other events, including a Casablanca film showing and yard sale, visit shakers.org.

Formed in 2014 as a way to share resources and better promote their respective collections, programs and events, The NH Heritage Museum Trail is divided into the Seacoast, Merrimack Valley and Lakes Regions. 18 member institutions are located in Canterbury, Concord, Dover, Exeter, Laconia, Manchester, Moultonborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Tamworth and Wolfeboro.