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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!)
Folsom Tavern

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:

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.


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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 page.

Employment Opportunities

The Museum is currently seeking energetic individuals to help us have a stellar 2014 season!

Current Opportunities include:
Summer Internships:

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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 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: Questions? Please contact Michelle at (603) 772-2622 or

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Make it a Vacation!
Downeaster is offering packages to visit Exeter which includes dinner, a stay at the Exeter Inn, and tickets to our Museum. Click here for more info.