Family-friendly way to pay respects to NH service members

Re-enactors from different historic wars will be on hand for a special memorial event at the New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton on Saturday.

MILTON — Visitors will be able to meet re-enactors playing Revolutionary War heroes, veterans of the War of 1812 and a soldier who fought in World War II during a special memorial event at the New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The museum, located at 1305 White Mountain Highway, features the Plummer Homestead and Jones Farm, which “date to the late 18th century and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places,” according to the nonprofit museum’s website.

Director Kagen Weeks said Wednesday that when people tour the home built in the 1770s or walk into the historic tavern, they get a sense of what life was like in generations past.

“Being in the tavern, you know people sat and discussed the news of the day, which would have been the War of 1812,” Weeks said. “The museum itself and its construction seems to tie into these events, and our history, and the sacrifices people made.”

People will be gathered to remember the men and women who died while serving.

There will also be wagon rides and a number of hands-on activities for children, to teach them about history and farm life.

“We have brand-new baby animals that just came in this week,” Weeks said. They include three 9-week-old pigs and two 10-week-old goats.

Admission for veterans and military service members is free. Families will be admitted for $12.50 each, adults for $5 each, seniors for $3.75 each and children between 4 and 17 for $2.50 each.

For more information, call 603-652-7840.