If you were lucky enough to attend last year’s sold-out run, you’ll be in for new treats at this year’s showing, subtitled: Notable Events: The Good, the Bad and the Strange.
The production will include 22 scenes of Dover history that come to life during the hour and a half tour through the grounds of the museum at 182 Central Ave. Dermatology & Skin Health is happy to be a part of this year’s festivities by participating as an underwriter alongside Foster's Daily Democrat.
Dennis Ciotti, a business owner and lifelong resident of the Garrison City, who is also a trustee of the Woodman Museum, is ready to do his part.
While you won’t see Ciotti as one of the 50 some-odd actors, “I’ll probably be a tour guide, you don’t want me acting,” he joked.
What does he think of this year's underwriters?
Ciotti also adds some friendly advice: Get your tickets NOW. “Last year was the first year, and it was a sell out. We expect it to sell out again. Pre promotion and advertising are two to three times larger… and through donations with Foster’s and WTSN, I think we’ll sell out even faster.”
Be sure to hit up the Night at the Museum to learn about the early settlers, their strange laws and the punishments that took place. You’ll see an early grist mill come alive and learn about the fire that destroyed another Dover mill. Meet a civil war soldier who fought at Gettysburg and Capt. William Flagg whose crew captured a British cannon and supplied a captured bell to one of Dover’s earliest schools.
More than 50 people are needed to act and assist in this historical presentation that benefits the museum. It’s fair to say Dermatology & Skin Health Practice Manager Laurie Seavey knows one of the actors pretty well: Her son Ross is portraying actor Ernest Borgnine in a scene from the 1951 movie “The Whistle at Eaton Falls,” which was filmed at the mill downtown.
Seavey will be a newcomer to the event, “Unfortunately, I was unable to attend last year’s event, but I won’t miss this year. We love partnering with the Woodman Museum. It’s so interesting learning about events that went on in our own back yard years ago.”
Seavey adds, “We are happy to underwrite and support such a great place for the entire family.”
Dermatology & Skin Health is the premier dermatology practice in the Seacoast area. It offers comprehensive medical, cosmetic and surgical services to patients of all ages in its state of the art facility located on Central Ave in Dover, NH across from Wentworth - Douglass Hospital.
Night at the Museum is underwritten by Dermatology & Skin Health and Foster’s Daily Democrat.
This event is a major fundraiser for the Woodman Museum, a 98-year old local museum located at 182 Central Ave. in Dover. Tours consisting of a maximum of 10 people each will take place 6 to 9 p.m., Friday Aug. 22, Saturday, Aug. 23, and Sunday, Aug 24. Matinees are also scheduled for Saturday and Sunday 3 to 5 p.m.
Tours leave the Keefe House on the museum grounds every 15 minutes and will last about 90 minutes. Reservations are required and tickets are on sale at the museum gift shop, $10 per adult and $5 per child (12 and under). Reserve early to guarantee a time. For tickets and information call the museum at 742-1038. For information, visit www.woodmanmuseum.org.