Historic Sites and Stories in and around
Derry, New Hampshire
Welcome to the beginnings of this new site. There is a rich and exciting history in the Derry area, and here we'll write about it and the groups, activities, websites, and other points of interest in the area.
Our main initial focus is on the exciting rehabilitation work going on at the anchor of the East Derry Village Historic District, the 250-year old First Parish Church Meetinghouse.
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Work is underway to repair the base of the Tower at the Meetinghouse in East Derry, part of the ongoing multi-year preservation effort.
Breaking down the Tower Top and moving its pieces to offsite storage.
FPC lowered the unsafe Meetinghouse Tower Top to the ground in September, where it provided an impressive view at the top of East Derry hill through the holidays. Now it is being dissembled and transported to keep it safer from the weather as it undergoes two years of repairs and restoration.