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The Museums of New Hampshire

The Currier Museum of Art
is an internationally renowned
museum featuring European
and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture and
includes works by Picasso, Monet, O'Keefe and Wyeth, with exhibitions, tours
and performances year-round. The museum also owns Frank Lloyd Wright's
Ziimmerman House and offers tours (reservations required). 603- 669-6144

Museum of New Hampshire History, Concord, NH -- Interactive exhibits tell the
story of New Hampshire's past. Listen to a Native American storyteller, venture
up a recreated fire tower and inspect one of the nation’s best examples of the
famous Concord coach. Admission. Museum store. Open year-round.  603-228-
6688

Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH -- Devoted exclusively to
Native American artifacts and life ways. “Museum with a Voice” trained tour
guide leads visitors across America on a remarkable journey of culture and
perseverance. 603-456-2600

Canterbury Shaker Village is a 400-acre village depicting the 'simple gifts' of
Shaker life in New Hampshire. Organic flower, herb and vegetable gardens are
of special note as is Canterbury Shaker Table Restaurant. 603-783-9511

The Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH -- Recognized by the
American Association of Museums as "a national model," the Hood Museum of
Art is one of the oldest and largest college museums in the country, housing an
outstanding collection of European, American, Middle Eastern, African and
Asian works of art and artifacts and presenting a lively and diverse schedule of
exhibitions and educational programs. ~ 603-646-2808

The Remick Museum and Farm in Tamworth, NH sustains a rural lifestyle by
showcasing its history. The Museum and its special events -- open to the public
at no charge -- interpret 200 years of New Hampshire agricultural and domestic
history and seasonal farming practices, from haying to ice harvesting.

The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum in the Weirs section of Laconia, NH lets
visitors explore the history and heritage of the Lake year-round. Created by the
Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society, the property is itself an historic
landmark, situated in a renovated 1930 building that once was the second cabin
colony to be built in Laconia, the museum and the surrounding cabins represent
an evolution in hospitality that changed the way Americans spent their summer
vacations. View artifacts recovered from the bottom of the lake, such as the front
davit from the old Mount Washington Steamer (which burned and sank to the
bottom of the lake in 1939), summer boys' and girls' camp memorabilia,
authentic local Native American arrowheads, steamboat era artifacts and
historical maps. The “Tour the Lake” exhibit provides an historical
photographic tour of the various ports-of-call. Admission is free.  ~ 603-366-5950

Historic New England, presented by the Society for the Preservation of New
England Antiquities, is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional
preservation organization in the country. It offers a unique opportunity to
experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and
possessions. Historic New England operates four houses in Portsmouth and
Exeter:
Jackson House, the oldest surviving wood frame house in New Hampshire,
located at 76 Northwest Street, Portsmouth;
The Governor Langdon House at 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, once home to
John Langdon, a signer of the United States Constitution and three-term
Governor of New Hampshire
Rundlet-May House, a Federal-style mansion on Middle Street in Portsmouth,
built by merchant James Rundlet in 1807 and filled with locally-crafted furniture
and the latest technologies of the time
Gilman Garrison at 12 Water Street, Exeter, a log fortress built in 1709 and later
converted into a tavern is a fine Georgian style dwelling with a museum that
explores the history and architecture of the building.

The John Paul Jones House Museum operated by the Portsmouth Historical
Society (daily 11 am to 5 pm, May 21 - October 31, 2006) celebrates two historical
highlights in the history of Portsmouth. In 1776, John Paul Jones lodged in the
house that is now the museum while waiting for Portsmouth shipbuilders to
finish Ranger, the ship of the line he and a Portsmouth crew would sail against
England. The house is also currently host to the Centennial exhibit about the
Portsmouth Peace Treaty signed here in 1905 and the Nobel Peace Prize
President Teddy Roosevelt received for conducting America's first significant act
of international diplomacy. Admission $8 for adults. Children 12 and under,
free.  ~ 603-436-8420

Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth -- Connect with the Past! Step into 400
years of living in our neighborhood. Strawbery Banke provides the opportunity
to see how people lived for four centuries. Through restored furnished houses,
exhibits, historic landscapes and gardens, and costumed role players, Strawbery
Banke interprets the living history of generations who settled in Portsmouth, NH
from the late 17th century to the mid 20th century.  ~ 603-433-1100

The American Independence Museum celebrates the Revolutionary era in
America. In December 1775, Paul Revere warned New Hampshire citizens that
'the British were coming' to seize gunpowder stores at Fort William and Mary in
New Castle. A group of seacoast residents liberated the powder from its twelve
British guards without firing a shot. They then rowed the stores down Great Bay
and the Squampscott River to store it in a brick powderhouse in Exeter, which
has been preserved. An annual Revolutionary War festival is held in July a week
after the Independence Day holiday, in commemoration of the date the
Declaration finally reached Exeter from Philadelphia in 1776.  ~ 603-772-2622
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