Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum and Max I. SIlber Scouting Library

Basic Information

Address: GPS: 395 Blondin Road, Manchester, NH 03109 MAIL: c/o Daniel Webster Council, 571 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109
Phone Number: 603 582 8757 (Communications Director)

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Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum and Max I. SIlber Scouting Library
Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum and Max I. SIlber Scouting Library
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Additional Information

Days and Hours: 10 am to 4 pm (most) Wednesdays and Saturdays (except holiday weekends) SPECIAL WEEKDAY TOURS CAN BE ARRANGED FOR SCHOOL GROUPS - Call for info
Description:

Founded in 1969, the Scouting Museum contains colorful, historic exhibits which chronicle the development of Boy and Girl Scouting worldwide. It includes one of the country's largest collections of uniforms, patches, handbooks and other artifacts. The Baden-Powell display is one of the finest collections anywhere of items commemorating, and owned by, Scouting's founder. The library comprises complete collections of Scouting periodicals, yearbooks, fiction and non-fiction series of interest to Scouts, Scouters, and researchers. Special arrangements can be made for tours by school, public or Scouting groups at times when the museum is closed.

Directions:

See website - www.scoutingmuseum.org

Nearby Attractions: Manchester Millyard Museum, Aviation Museum of NH, Currier Museum of Art, Canterbury Shaker Village, and other members of the New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail in the NH seacoast and lakes regions.
Mission Statement:

"The Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum and Max I. Silber Scouting Library exist to preserve the rich history of Scouting worldwide, and share it with future generations of Scouts and the public, for years to come."

Facility History:

Conceived in 1968, jointly by then Council Commissioner Max I. Silber and Daniel Webster Council Executive Lawrence L. Lee, the museum was engineered into existence as a memorial to Mr. Lee after his death. Originally built and opened in August of 1969 as a rustic lodge in the woods, the facility had an addition built 10 years later to double its size. A separate storage-conservancy building was added in 1992. The collection has since moved into a more modern building, in the summer of 2015.