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Stratham Fair 5.7 Miler
Stratham, NH

Photo courtesy of Tim Dubuque.

Start your Saturday morning Stratham Fair off right with other local runners and walkers at the 28th Annual Stratham Fair Road Race Saturday morning, July 28. The 5.7 mile road race starts at 9:30 AM. The 1 mile Fun Run and Walk for children begins at 9:00 AM. Check web site for details and the official entry form.

HOURS: Satruday morning during 4-day July Fair
ADMISSION: Registration fee, see web site
ADDRESS: Stratham Hill Park Stratham, NH 03802
DIRECTIONS: On route 33 (formerly 101) in Stratham between Portsmouth and Exeter.

Wells Auto Museum
Wells, ME

Photo courtesy of J. Dennis Robinson.

A GOseacoast favorite, a little museum packed with 80 antique autos on display. The collection began as a hobby by the Gould family in 1946 when they were given a Stanley Steamer. Cars are continually being added to a collection that includes such classic names as Ford Model T, Pierce Arrow, Cadillac, Stutz, gearless Metz, Rolls Royce, Baker Electric, Maxwell, Pathfinder, Avanti. The collection also includes classic bicycles, motorcycles, and a fascinating array of working nickelodean and arcade games, including player pianos that provide the perfect music background to your tour. Gift shop and memberships availle. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HOURS: Memorial Day to Columbus Day, 10am to 5pm
PHONE: (207) 646-9064
ADDRESS: PO Box 496, Route 1 Wells, ME 03802
DIRECTIONS: Along the busy Route 1, take Exit 2 oof Maine Turnpike)
LINKS: Pictures of Wells Auto Musuem,

Sargent Museum of Archeology & Anthropology
Manchester, NH

Photo courtesy of Sargent Museum.

The Sargent Museum is almost home. The current location is an interim site being used until the 1841 building on nearby Lowell Street in Manchester is ready. The museum currently preserves the massive artifact collection of Howard Sargent (1922-1993), a pioneer in New Hampshire archeology from his boyhood fascination in the 1930s. The collection includes over a million objects as well as information from 66 NH sites. The project began in 1994 as a “museum without walls” and the creation of traveling exhibits focused on Indian and colonial American archeology. Volunteers are needed. NOTE: The interim location is subject to change as the new museum building is under construction. So call ahead before visiting.

DISPLAYS -- The interim museum exhibits include artifacts and data from: (1) the Hunter Site in Claremont, NH (Woodland village 600-1300AD); (2) the Kellyville site in Newport shows how local history is rapidly disappearing; (3) a Colt Mountain exhibit looks at a "lost" 18th and 19th century African-American community. Displays on the 1660 Wiggin site in Stratham and the Smythe 17th century Indian village site in Manchester.

HOURS: Mon, Tue & Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, Thu noon - 7 pm
PHONE: 603-627-4802
ADDRESS: Chase Building, 1045 Elm Street #303, PO Box 268 Manchester, NH 03802
DIRECTIONS: Located at the corner of Elm and Concord Streets in downtown Manchester above Margaritas Restaurant and across the street from the Hampshire Plaza Mall and the big black office tower. Parking on the street (meters) is easy to find and there are parking garages behind (on Chestnut Street) and behind the Hampshire Plaza Mall.
LINKS: Seacoast Prehistory, NH Archeological Society,

Rochester Fair
Rochester, NH

Photo courtesy of Tim Dubuque.

Since 1874, this ten day fall fair is the big event in Rochester, NH. Still present in Rochester are the Harness Races, animal competitions, entertainment, midway and the Exhibition Building full of everything from quilts to pumpkins.

HOURS: September 13-22, 2002
ADMISSION: See web site
PHONE: (603) 332-6585
ADDRESS: 72 Lafayette Street, Rochester, NH Rochester, NH 03802
DIRECTIONS: Take exit 13 off the Spaulding Turnpike to Route 202 and follow the signs and the crowds to the fairground. See web site for detailed map

NH Vintage Race Boat Regatta
Wolfeboro, NH

Photo courtesy of NH Boat Museum.

Sponsored by the NH Boat Museum on beautiful Wolfeboro Bay. There will be a full size race course, and cranes for launching the vintage ydroplanes and wooden boats. This event has evolved into a very popular stop on the APBA Vintage Race Boat Circuit. Races continue with classic boats throughout the weekend during a most scenic time of the year

HOURS: September 23-25, 2003
ADMISSION: Free to see
PHONE: 603-569-4554
ADDRESS: 397 Center Street, PO Box 1195 Wolfeboro, NH 03802
DIRECTIONS: On Wolfeboro Bay