The future location of the Museum of Family Camping is uncertain. However, it is likely that the museum that is dedicated to the history of camping will move out of its current New Hampshire location.
“We need more space,” said Shirley Heise, chairman and president of the board of trustees of the Museum of Family Camping. “We need more room for things people would like to give to the museum, and for more exhibits.”
The museum is currently housed in a building at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, N.H.. It was opened in July 1993 by Roy Heise, Shirley Heise’s late husband, who conceived the idea for the museum. “It was his dream,” she said.
The museum today includes a Hall of Fame that warmly recognizes 15 people who have made significant contributions to the marketing of camping, Heise said. Those recognized include former President Theodore Roosevelt for the conception of the national park system and wildlife preserves, as well as Jerry Harrison who founded the Northeast Campground Owners Association.