July 15, 2017
Schedule of Events
10:00 Salute to Jim Hayden Swasey Parkway
Join us as we honor the memory of dedicated museum volunteer, board member and militia member.
10:30 Traditional American Music Folsom Tavern
10:30 Jr. Militia Muster Training Folsom Tavern Parking Lot
Learn how to muster and then help show off your new skills by welcoming the Declaration of Independence and parade with George Washington!
11:00 Festival Welcome Festival Stage, Ladd-Gilman Lawn
Featuring welcoming remarks by Museum staff, the delivery of the Declaration of Independence on horseback, John Taylor Gilman’s reading of the Declaration, a procession of militia and muster groups, and a speech by George Washington.
12:00-4:00 Redhook’s Independence Ale, 21+ only Folsom Tavern
12:00 Cannon Firing Swasey Parkway
12:00 Traditional American Music Amphitheatre, Ladd-Gilman Lawn
12:30 Meet John Stark Amphitheatre, Ladd-Gilman Lawn
1:00 Cannon Firing Swasey Parkway
1:00 Loyalist Point of View Amphitheatre, Ladd-Gilman Lawn
1:30 Songs of the Healing Grape Folsom Tavern Beer Garden
2:00 Battle Portrayal Swasey Parkway
View a re-enactment of a Revolutionary battle. Please view from the non-river side of the road behind the barriers.
2:30 Traditional American Music Folsom Tavern
3:00 Cannon Firing Swasey Parkway
3:00 Wounded Soldier-Musket Ball Removal Amphitheatre, Ladd-Gilman Lawn
Historic Documents & Self-Guided Tours Ladd-Gilman House
One-day only viewing of the Dunlap Broadside Declaration of Independence and drafts of the U.S. Constitution. Not to be missed!
Self-Guided Tours Folsom Tavern
Traditional Artisan Village Folsom Tavern Lawn
Sponsored by the NH State Council on the Arts, see a complete list of artisans on the next page
Dearborn Company, Colonial Living & Trades Folsom Tavern Lawn
We encourage you to interact with all of the role players, re-enactors, and artisans as they rove about the Museum Grounds today. Ask them questions!
Colonial Games Folsom Tavern Lawn
Hayden’s Hunt Tavern Lawn & Swasey Parkway
Pick up your scavenger hunt booklets at the admissions tables, information booths and museum gift shops. Show completed booklets at the Swasey Parkway gift shop for a free festival souvenir
Local Food Trucks Swasey Parkway
Lincoln Minutemen Fife & Drum Roving
Piscataqua Rangers Jr. Fife and Drum Roving
Meet Revolutionary Characters! Roving
John Taylor Gilman, John Stark, George Washington
Museum Gift Shops Ladd-Gilman House & Swasey Parkway
NH Made Artisans, crafters, and non-profits Water Street
Traditional Artisans Folsom Tavern Lawn
Zachary Archambault – Blacksmith; Peter Cook – Flax to Linen; Dodie Duclos, Rebecca Hanson, Joyce Heck, & Billy Ann Hutchins – Spinners; Linda Oakley – Needlework; Peter Oakley – Shoemaker; Alice Ogden – Weaver; Ron Raiselis – Cooper; Tara Raiselis – Millinery; Judy Wasson – Basketry; William Wasson – Rope Maker; Jeff Warner – Traditional Musician; Sally Watkins – Basketry; Steve Woodman – Gunmaker; Steve Zoldak – Potter
Revolutionary Encampments Swasey Parkway
Patriot Militias: 1st NH Regiment; 2 NH Regiment, Cherry’s Company; & Danvers Alarm List Company
The King’s Men: 4th British Regiment; 7th Company, 3rd Battalion Royal Regiment of Artillery; King’s Rangers; & Royal Irish Artillery
Local Food Trucks Swasey Parkway
Clyde’s Cupcakes, Curb Appeal Meals, Lexie’s Burger Bus, Memories Ice Cream, Stone Oven Catering Wood-Fired Pizza, The Farm at Eastman’s Corner, The Traveling Chef
Vendors Water Street
Black Maple Glen*, Buzz N Bee Apiary*, Chuck Walker-Horner, Cucina Aurora*, Dear Paw Designs, Detorno*, Exeter DAR, Exeter Chamber of Commerce, Exeter Historical Society Exeter NH Democratic Committee, Exeter Parks & Rec, Foundation for NH Independence, Geico, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, Great Bay Kids Company, Hazard Baby*, Hickory Arms, Historic New England’s Gilman Garrison House, Little Acre Gourmet Foods*, Macle Designs*, Mountains of the Sky Photography, New Hampshire Homemade Creations, Riverwoods/Seacoast Family Promise, Rockingham County Democrats, Rockingham County Republican Committee, Scorpio Jewelry, Sons of the American Revolution, St. Vincent de Paul, Star in the East Lodge #59, TEAM, The Birdhouse Guy*, The Making of America, Usborne Books & More
*NH Made member, Non-profit organizations