TAMWORTH VILLAGE, N.H. — Family-friendly summertime activities, tours, and self-led explorations continue throughout August at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village. Tuesday–Saturday, guided activities include goat hikes, farm tours, medical history tours, and nature walks. And new this month, the “Here, Kitty Kitty!” Photo Contest is a fun “purrsuit” for cat lovers of all ages.
“Our guided activities provide the opportunity to meet and learn about the farm’s animals, understand what it was like to be a country doctor, or discover the natural, “wild side” of the property,” said Jim Cruickshank, the museum’s program manager.
The goat hike, which is a new activity this season, is extremely popular. “People have been loving the chance to spend one-on-one time with our super-cute kid goats. There are plenty of opportunities for photo taking on the hike, and it provides some exercise for the goats and us. Plus, it’s just plain fun for everyone,” said Cruickshank, who leads the tours.
In addition to scheduled activities, the farm grounds are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for relaxed, self-led “farmsplorations.” Visitors are welcome to explore the extensive property and observe the farm’s beef and dairy cows and calves, chickens, goats and goat kids, pigs and piglets, sheep and lambs, and a miniature horse named Sadie—all in their summer settings. Also available are vegetable and medicinal herb exhibit gardens, a Childen’s Garden, two scavenger hunts, interactive activities, a half-mile walking trail that features informational kiosks, and several spots to have a picnic.
New for August, the museum’s “Here, Kitty Kitty!” Photo Contest invites visitors to snap a selfie of themselves with a metalwork cat that will “roam” the farm property Monday thru Saturday during open hours. The metal boot scrape, a mainstay object on the granite steps of the Museum Center, is awaiting the completion of a construction project to secure the historic porch’s foundation. When completed, the kitty will be returned to its rightful spot. In the meantime, it will play in the backyard with all visitors who wish to play along with it via the museum’s social media channels. A random drawing of all eligible photos will determine the winner. Details and rules are listed on the museum’s website.
Admission for all self-led experiences is by donation. Guided activities occur on specified days, at specified times, and have age guidelines. Detailed information is on the museum’s website—www.remickmuseum.org—
–Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
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