Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday- The Derry History Museum

A visit to the Derry History Museum is a trip down memory lane....

Militaria from all the wars, from the
American Revolution on up to the present
At the Derry History Museum you can view everything from pre-contact Indian canoes and artifacts rescued from under Beaver Lake, to items astronaut Alan Shepard carried into space.   It was established in 1976 by the Historical Society to celebrate the Bicentennial.  Today it is located in the basement of the Adams Opera House on Broadway.  The shoe factories, the winter festivals, the colonial heroes (Stark, Thornton, Rogers)and the Scots-Irish settlers all left many items of interest for visitors.

Derry's home town astronaut hero
Alan Shepard
has his own room of memorablia

Derry was home to the cows of
H.P. Hood's Dairy

Derry History Museum
29 West Broadway
Derry NH 03038

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. luv small town and regional museums-never know what you will find-such fun poking around.

  2. I should make a trip, don't you think? Nice article Heather.

  3. The director of the Derry History Museum, Karen Blandford-Anderson left me this message via Facebook "Thanks. Channel 23 (Local Access Community Station) is doing a program on the Museum. Check it out 1/20/2011 at 8:01 PM,
    1/21/2011 at 11:01 AM and 1/25/2011 at 7:00 PM"

    If you live in Derry you can catch this program on cable.