Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A very Historical School

Every Wednesday for two years I've been posting photographs of weather vanes located in or near the Nutfield area (the former name for the land where Londonderry, Derry and Windham, New Hampshire are now located). Most are historically interesting or just whimsical and fun weather vanes. Today's weather vane is a very historic building in Derry, New Hampshire. Have fun guessing where you may have seen this weather vane.

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Today's weather vane can be seen on the Adams Female Academy building on Lane Road in Derry, New Hampshire.  It is a feather, probably representing a quill for writing.  The Adams Female Academy was founded in 1824 by Jacob Adams "to be located within one hundred rods of the East Parish meeting house in Londonderry" (in those days the entire town was Londonderry, later divided and the East Parish became the town of Derry).  This one of the first all female schools in New England, and it had several famous teachers, including Mary Lyon who later established the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary  which is now Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.  Mount Holyoke is the oldest woman's college in the United States.  The Adams Female Academy in Derry is now a private residence.

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