Every season the New Hampshire Boat Museum has one or more exciting and unusual exhibits
that will pique your interest. This season’s exhibits are no exception.

Big Dreams, Little Boats

Mid-Century Model Toy Boats

Relive your childhood fantasies when young boys collected and played with model toy boats and dreamed of growing up to own their own full-sized wooden boats. The exhibit features toy boats from Fred Clausen’s extensive collection that date from the mid-1950s through the 1970s, the heyday of toy boat production. You’ll wish you’d kept your childhood collection or could start a new one.

Racing on the Bay

The Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta

Vicariously experience the thrill of vintage race boating.

Racing on the Bay celebrates the 10th Biennial Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta on Wolfeboro Bay. The exhibit of vintage race boats from the 1920s though the 1950s and historic photos of racing on New Hampshire’s lakes and ponds also give you a peek into a bygone era that’s sure to make you nostalgic.

Additional Exhibits

2016 saw many new boat donations to the Museum.

These will be featured on the main exhibit floor including a very rare 1929 Chris Craft Limousine Sedan, one of only five remaining in the country.  Other donations on display will be a 1935 25′ Chris Craft custom triple cockpit runabout, a 1939 Lyman, a 1939 galvanized steel Starcraft, and a 1951 Penn Yan CZT Swift race boat.

The final donation on display will be the Museum’s first car – a 1922 Maxwell Touring Car which was used by Jack Benny while he made personal appearances in Phoenix, AZ.