american independence museum: American Independence Museum Celebrates March...Women's History Month With "Remember The Ladies" Series - 03/08/12 06:51 AM
American Independence Museum Celebrates March...Women's History Month With "Remember The Ladies" Series
Her-story or His-story? Writing to her husband, John, Abigail Adams penned a letter asking him to "remember the ladies" as he, Thomas Jefferson and other committee members crafted the Declaration of Independence. An early women's rights promoter, it was Abigail's fervent hope that women's independence and civil rights would be provided for in this document.
With two events scheduled for March, American Independence Museum explores the lives of Colonial era women and their impact on history with "living theater," both beginning at 7pm in the Folsom Tavern at … (11 comments)

american independence museum: American Independence Museum Celebrates George Washington's Birthday - 02/10/12 07:56 AM
American Independence Museum Celebrates George Washington's Birthday On Saturday February 18, 2012, American Independence Museum is celebrating George Washington's 280th birthday at the Folsom Tavern in Exeter, NH from 10am to 2pm. Families are invited to enjoy 18th Century music, learn to dance the Minuet, crafts, games, and of course, Birthday Cake! Special prizes will be awarded for children dressed as George or Martha Washington.
The Museum's Program Coordinator, Stephanie Hewson, has invited a special guest for the celebration, Mr. President himself, who will make his appearance between 11am and 1pm. Find out for yourself if young George actually cut … (8 comments)

american independence museum: "A Grateful Nation"...American Independence Museum Program November 12 2011 - 11/02/11 07:29 AM
"A Grateful Nation"...American Independence Museum Program November 12 2011
Did you know that Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November, was declared an annual national holiday by President Lincoln in 1863 during the Civil War? Abraham Lincoln finally responded to petitioner Sarah Josepha Hale, a Newport NH native, who lobbied a total of 5 presidents over a 17 year period to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday.
Until that time, "days of thanksgiving" were randomly held by the early settlers of this country like the Pilgrims and the colonists of Virginia who brought the tradition from Europe, to celebrate something … (13 comments)

american independence museum: American Independence Museum Outdoor Theater...Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery - 10/15/11 08:02 AM
American Independence Museum Outdoor Theater...Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery For a clever blend of Halloween spirit, anecdotal history and entertainment, attend the American Independence Museum outdoor presentation of Ghosts of the Winter Street Cemetery in Exeter NH.
At 4pm on October 29th at the Winter Street Cemetery, explore a bit of Exeter, NH history with a one-time only 90 minute outdoor theater production created by Wendy Bergeron, curator of American Independence Museum. Researching the history of the cemetery, Bergeron has discovered some very famous and interesting dearly departed Exeter residents have found their final resting place at Winter Street Cemetery. 
Scattered … (9 comments)