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Woodman Institute Museum, Dover

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The Woodman Institute Museum is located at 182 Central Avenue in Dover, New Hampshire, United States. It is a museum dedicated to history, science and the arts. It was created in 1915 with a bequest of $100,000 from philanthropist Annie Woodman to encourage her city's education in those three fields. The institute opened on July 26, 1916. Under the name of "Woodman Institute", the museum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
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  • The Woodman is a superb complex of mini museums, ranging from 19th-century taxidermy specimens to the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln. It is eclectic and eccentric, with a wonderful cabinet of...  more »
  • We learned about this great museum on a TV program. Fantastic museum. We needed reservations because the docent takes you around. Mike was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. There.....  more »
  • I've been here many times over the years, my latest excursion was for the middle school art show. My daughter had some pieces in it. This is a great spot to see the oldest house in New Hampshire, some unique ephemera and pieces from the area, as well as learning about the great local history. If you are at all interested in history this should be a stop for you. If you have absolutely no interest in history it's still worth stopping in just for the experience.
  • Worth it. If you are an American history buff, this place is for you! Kids loved it too.

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