Londonderry has two museums in town: The Morrison House Historical Museum and the Children's Metamorphosis Museum (moved to Derry, but still great!). And when you live in Londonderry, you are less than an hour from all the outdoor adventures that New Hampshire has to offer, plus Londonderry is only a few minutes from the city of Manchester and forty minutes from Boston. These cities' cultural opportunities include fine dining, major symphonies, shopping, and world class museums.
The history of the town of Londonderry dates from 1718 when a group of Irish immigrants visited the area then called Nutfield and decided it would be a good site for a community. Four years later, in June 1722, the Nutfield area was incorporated as a township and renamed Londonderry after the city in Ireland from which most of the settlers had come.
The original Londonderry township was later divided into the towns of Derry, Londonderry, Windham and parts of Manchester, Salem, and Hudson. These towns have a rich history with many famous sons including: Revolutionary War Hero General John Stark, signer of the Declaration of Independence Matthew Thornton, poet Robert Frost, and the first American in space Alan B. Shepard.
The Morrison House Museum on Pillsbury Road is the town historical museum. Call the Londonderry Historical Society 603-432-2005 for museum information and hours.
Betsy McKinney, President, Londonderry Historical Society