There will be a militia of colonial re-enactors on the museum grounds, shooting off the cannon on the hour, and drilling children in the techniques of colonial marching, as well as interpreting how the people of the time lived, dressed, cooked and slept in camps. A blacksmith will be demonstrating his art, as well as weavers, spinners, basket makers and other artisans. A Farmer's market and craft fair, new for this year, will be on the museum grounds, too, as well as a silent auction to benefit the restoration of the 18th century Reverend William Morrison house, the oldest house in Londonderry.
The Old Home Day Parade
|Visit the Morrison House Museum|
The militia will set off the cannon every hour
Weaving and other crafts on display,
come try weaving on our loom!
Blacksmith demonstrations at the Clark Blacksmith Shop
See the re-enactors in their colonial era camp
and the kids can try marching and drilling
This lovely scarf handwoven in silk and merino wool
by Kate Kilgus, the Nutfield Weaver,
will be one of the silent auction items to benefit the
Londonderry Historical Society
Londonderry Old Home Days 2013 website http://oldhomedays.com/ schedule of events
Londonderry Historical Society website http://www.londonderryhistory.org/
If you would like to rent a booth for the Farmer's Market and Craft Fair, please contact Deb Paul at 603-537-2760. The historical society still has space for a few more vendors.
Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo