“Voices from the Cemetery: Lives and Legends” at the Woodman returns Oct. 20 & 21!

On Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, from 10am to 5pm, the Woodman Museum, along with a cast of forty actors and tour guides, will proudly present its sixth re-enactment event called “Lives & Legends: Voices From the Museum”.

About the Tour

In the space of a 90-minute guided walk through 19 scenes spread throughout the museum’s 4-building campus, visitors will meet famous and infamous Dover citizens and historical characters with a lot on their mind! In most scenes, these denizens have come back from the dead to narrate their stories, but in two scenes, these renowned Dover citizens are still alive and have remarkable tales to tell.

Visitors will learn how some of the museum’s most extraordinary artifacts, like its iconic 10-foot polar bear, Nanuq, came to reside in Dover.  Along the route, guests will meet the farmer who shot the last cougar killed in New Hampshire (you’ll meet the cougar, too!), an Arctic explorer poisoned by his crew, the museum’s first curators, a Purple Heart-awarded Navy nurse, veterans of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, a nearly 300-year old wooden doll, two hale and hardy 19th century sea captains, several striking mill girls from the Cocheco cotton factory, a NH governor, a prominent minister, various 17th century colonists who are fearing an attack on their garrison, and a famous Dover boat builder.

“Lives & Legends” is a brand new tour, not a repeat of any previous tours of the museum.

The organizers of this year’s reenactment are the same folks who produced, in prior years, popular historic tours of Dover’s downtown mills, Garrison Hill and Pine Hill Cemetery. Visitors will laugh a lot, and absorb quite a bit of Dover’s history along the way. The event is suitable for even younger children. Stair climbing is involved, so those with mobility issues may not be able to do the whole route.


Tickets for “Lives & Legends: Voices From the Museum” will go on sale late September. Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, please click here.

You must choose a specific time to start your tour (with maximum group size at 15 people), from 10am to 4:45pm on Saturday or Sunday. Tours will leave every 15 minutes. Each group is limited to 15 people. Reserve your spots early in order to get the time you want.

Voices from the Cemetery: Lives and Legends
Woodman Museum
182 Central Avenue, Dover NH 603-742-1038
Saturday, October 20 & Sunday, October 21, 2018; 10:00am54:00pm

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