Monday, August 12, 2013

Old Home Days! Londonderry, New Hampshire 2013

Old Home Days in Londonderry run all week, from the 13th to the 18th of August, 2013.  The big day is Saturday, August 17th, when there is a foot race, parade, games, town fair, and exposition on the town common.  I hope you will walk down Pillsbury Road to the Londonderry Historical Society museum complex for a tour of our grounds.  There will be an open house with docents at the Samuel Morrison house, and you can view the Parmenter Barn, Clark Blacksmith Shop and the newly reconstructed carriage shed.

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 schedule of events

Londonderry Historical Society website

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

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