Discover the stories behind America’s revolutionary past and how they relate to your experiences today by visiting the American Independence Museum.
The Museum is currently closed for the Winter and will reopen May 1. Call (603) 772-2622 to arrange a tour by appointment.
Opening Day Museum Symposium
Thursday, May 1st, 2014, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Free! (but donations are appreciated!)
Eliga Gould, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at the University of New Hampshire, will deliver a lecture: Cromwell’s Ghost: George Washington and the Making of the Continental Army
. Mr. Gould has written numerous works on the subject of the American Revolution, including: Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire.
May Day/Opening Weekend Celebration at the Museum!
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Free! (but donations are appreciated!)
Join us on the first Saturday of the 2014 season to be one of the first to see four new exhibits and participate in hands-on learning about the Revolutionary War era. Learn the history of the Revolutionary War thru the lens of the Ladd-Gilman House. Experience the new Children’s Exhibit at the Folsom Tavern. Learn more about the new exhibits on medicinal use and practice during the Revolutionary War, and the history of the Society of the Cincinnati through guided tours from our graduate interns. Celebrate May Day with traditional crafts, and bring a picnic to enjoy on our grounds. Perfect for families and all those who love history!
AIM Seeks Museum Educator, Guide, and Festival Volunteers
We are seeking the following volunteers for the upcoming season:
- Festival Volunteers
Critical to the success of our Festival are volunteers who staff various event sites/venues on the day of the event. Please set aside July 12 to help us make the day unforgettable! Click here for a volunteer form, or see the Festival page for more info.
- Museum Educators
AIM seeks multiple Volunteer Museum Educators to work at its Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in Exeter. Educators will help out with school programs as well as the execution of our public events such as our American Independence Festival. Click here for more info.
- Museum Guides
AIM seeks multiple Volunteer Museum Guides to work at its Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern in Exeter. Guides will conduct tours, assist with daily museum operations including tour admissions, museum shop sales, and selling memberships. Click here for more info.
Colonial Living History Camp (July 7 - July 11)
Would you have survived in Revolutionary War era America? Would you volunteer to join a military muster? Could you cook meals from scratch? Would you be able to walk, talk, act, dress and even think like an 18th century person? Let's find out!
The American Independence Museum's new Colonial Living History Camp introduces campers to the world of 18th century America through hands on activities and demonstrations. Campers will learn all about 18th century military, cooking, gardening, culture and more through this week long program, with a special appearance at the annual American Independence Festival on July 12th, 2014. For more information, please click here
- Become a Member
We invite you to join us in keeping America's Revolutionary History lively and relevant! Membership is a great way to support the Museum and save on admissions. Click here to become an Independence Museum Member or to give the gift of membership today!
- Become a Volunteer
Whether its leading guided tours, teaching school programs, assisting in the office, or serving customers in the Museum Gift Shop, you can be an invaluable part of our team. We are currently accepting volunteers for our 2014 season and will begin volunteer training in April, 2014. Click here for a Volunteer Application form.
- 1776 Fund
We need your support! Please consider a gift before December 31st to our general operating fund to help us preserve our buildings and collection, and educate our visitors and students about our story. Click here to donate today.
American Independence Festival
The American Independence Museum announces the date for the 24th annual American Independence Festival to be July 12th, 2014. Please save the date today! For more information and to become involved, please visit our Festival
The Museum is currently seeking energetic individuals to help us have a stellar 2014 season!
Current Opportunities include:
- Education Intern
- Curatorial Intern
- Programs and Visitor Services Intern
for more information.
Upcoming Strategic Plan
The Museum is currently working on a Strategic Plan to help guide the future of our programs and offerings. We are eager to hear your thoughts on our institution! Please contact Julie at email@example.com
with any questions, comments or ideas. We look forward to sharing the completed Plan, and the next stages of the Museum with you in the spring of 2014.
Seeking Local Artist and Artisans!
We want to highlight the work of local artists and artisans throughout our 2014 season and are seeking individuals to participate! Some events lined up thus far include:
- Regional Plein Air Artists are invited to showcase their talent at our upcoming Art en Plein Air event & Wet Paint Sale on Saturday, June 7, 2014. For more information or to register, click here.
- This year the Museum is seeking craft vendors and artisans for a Craft Marketplace component of the American Independence Festival. For more information or to register, click here
Questions? Please contact Michelle at (603) 772-2622 or firstname.lastname@example.org