STATEWIDE—Several museums on the New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail will host special events to honor veterans this upcoming weekend to commemorate Veterans Day on Sat., November 11.
According to Michael Culver, president of The Trail and executive director of the Wright Museum of WWII in Wolfeboro, many member museums have artifacts of particular interest to veterans.
“Collectively, we help tell the story of New Hampshire’s history and its citizens—and the military is a big part of our history,” he said.
Emma Bray, executive director of the American Independence Museum in Exeter, said they are offering free admission to active and retired military, veterans and their families for Veterans Day.
“Our collection is owned by the Society of the Cincinnati, direct descendants from individuals who fought in the Revolutionary War,” she said. “The Society was the nation's first veterans organization, and the New Hampshire branch was actually formed in 1789 right in our Folsom Tavern—we tell their story right here.”
At the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, free admission will be offered to all veterans and active military from Friday November 10 through Sunday, November 12. All galleries, including Monet: Pathways to Impressionism, are free, although there is a $5 special exhibition fee to The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec.
On Sun., November 12, The Currier will also host a Jazz Brunch with made-to-order omelets and pancakes while talented local jazz musicians entertain guests. Veterans will receive a 20% discount off the regular $19.95 adult fee to the brunch.
“There is so much to see and do at all of our museums,” added Culver. “There may be no better place to commemorate our veterans than on the NH Heritage Museum Trail.”
For more information about any museum on The Trail, visit www.nhmuseumtrail.org. Search for ‘New Hampshire Heritage Trail’ and find it on Facebook.