A Farm-Fresh Season of Healthful Activities Gets Underway at Remick Museum & Farm
Goat cuddle-time, exploratory bird walks,
and visits to a country doctor’s historical apothecary
kick off the museum and farm’s 26th season.
TAMWORTH VILLAGE, NH, MAY 4, 2022 — A new season of family-friendly activities, tours, and self-led explorations begins on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village. As museum programming eases into the summer season, wide-ranging opportunities taking place this spring are designed to introduce visitors of all ages to the various aspects of the Remick property and related history.
“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.
New this year is Cuddle Corral, a time for visitors to enjoy one-on-one snuggles with young Nubian goat kids. Each half-hour session welcomes a small group of participants into the goat’s outdoor playpen to learn about the goats and enjoy playtime. The activity takes place before the museum grounds open to the public each day, making for a uniquely private experience.
For those more interested in winged animals, a guided Marion Remick Bird Walk leads participants across the extensive farm grounds to spot and identify birds. The property is an excellent birding location due to its forest, fields, pond — and barns. At least sixty-four species have been spotted on the site. The walk is named for Marion Remick, the wife of the museum’s namesake doctor, Dr. Edwin “Doc” Remick, who was an avid birder. Walks are limited to two dates, the second of which is Marion’s 116th birthday.
The Remick Country Doctor Medical History Tour is prescribed for those seeking a less obvious history of the farmstead: the property was once home to father-and-son country doctors, Dr. Edwin Remick and Dr. Edwin “Doc” Crafts Remick. Together, they provided continuous medical care for Tamworth and surrounding towns from 1894 to 1993. On the tour visitors will gain an understanding of the country doctor life and visit the practice’s original waiting, triage and exam rooms. A one-of-a-kind historic apothecary that predates the earliest local pharmacy is a highlight of the visit. The tour takes place in the stately Captain Enoch Remick House (built in 1808). Members of the Remick family lived in the house from the time it was built until Doc’s death. Also featured are authentic 19th- and 20th-century medical tools, manuals and equipment.
For those who wish to experience the farm on their own, the grounds are open daily from 10 am–3 pm. Self-guided visits offer the opportunity for visitors to explore the farm property, look on as farm chores take place, and greet farm animals in their seasonal settings. Picnic tables are available for pack-in, pack-out picnics. The Binsack Trail, a .6-mile gravel walking path that encircles the busiest areas of the farm, provides a pleasant walk and sweeping views across the property.
The Museum Store is open Wednesday–Friday through May, selling farm-raised beef, lamb and pork, eggs, and maple syrup. A selection of souvenirs, gifts and handmade items are also available.
Admission for self-guided experiences is pay as you wish. Guided activities and tours occur on specified days, at specified times, and have age guidelines. Detailed information is on the museum’s website—www.remickmuseum.org—or can be obtained by calling (603) 323-7591. Preregistration for guided activities is required by 3 pm, by phone, the day before; interested persons are encouraged to book early. Registration for the medical tour may be made on-site no later than 30 minutes before the tour begins; space is limited, first come, first served. The trail and grounds are open to foot traffic only and no pets are allowed on-site. All barns and buildings are closed to the public during this time, except for guided tours.
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