Education, metaphors and shared philosophies bring two organizations together

When People's United Bank agreed to sponsor the American Independence Museum's evening and afternoon lecture series, Executive Director Emma Bray was thrilled. “It is more than a fiscal sponsorship,” she said. “It's a partnership.” In describing 'partnership,' Bray...

Museum welcomes new president to the board

In January, Ozzie Ayscue of Exeter was elected president of its Board of Governors. The appointment follows two years of service on the board during which time Ayscue said he became increasingly motivated by the museum's mission. “The mission really resonated with me,...

Registration open for innovative summer programs

American Revolutionary history is alive and well at the American Independence Museum, as it recently opened registration for its kids’ summer programs. The museum’s summer programming includes a brand new Colonial Tales program, which will utilize stories to introduce...

Holiday Celebration a big success

From December 1 through December 3, the American Independence Museum welcomed ​nearly 1,000 visitors for its 2017 season-ending Holiday Celebration, presented by The Provident Bank. The weekend kicked off with a holiday party and fundraiser on Friday with more than...

Traveling Trunk puts history in the hands of students

With many secondary schools around the state forced to cut back on history classes due to budget shortfalls, the American Independence Museum launched a Traveling Truck pilot program early in 2017. Revealing different aspects of colonial life, the program provides...