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Derryfield Old Home Day

  • 97 Mammoth Road Manchester NH 03109 United States (map)

A celebration of this northwest portion of Nutfield, focused on the historic Huse House adjacent to the early Center Cemetery and site of the area’s first meetinghouse.

The Huse House is listed on the NH State Register of Historic Places. From that listing:

Constructed circa 1809, the building was purchased by Captain Isaac Huse Jr. in 1844, who updated it from a Federal residence to a Greek Revival-style farm house. A farm for most of its history, the property has also served as a library, post office, store and tavern.

In addition to the house tour, festivities will feature the Burlington Minutemen Company 1732 re-enactors, as well as a Concord Coach from the Abbott-Downing Historical Society.  

Parking is available at Faith Baptist Church, next to the Cemetery.

Schedule for the Day

10:00 — Opening remarks  - Paul Lindemann, Chairman Nutfield 300th  Steering Committee

Local History Talks
10:15The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, John Clayton, Director, Manchester Historic Association and Millyard Museum
10:30The Concord Coach, C. Peter James, Secretary, Abbot-Downing Historical Society

11:00 — Memorial Day service at Center Cemetery
Bill Hitchcock, Burlington Minute Men & SFC  Brian Graveline, US Army.  

11:30 — Guided walking tour of Center Cemetery, followed by Huse House tour
Matt Labbe, Archaeologist.   ***House tour will be limited to 15, please sign up at admin table***

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12:45 — Birthday cake and light refreshments.  Free time to visit with our guest groups.

1:30 — Burlington Minutemen Company 1732 Demonstration & Childrens’ Drill
Bill Hitchcock (as Capt. Joshua Walker)

3:00 — Guided walking tour of Center Cemetery, followed by Huse House tour
Matt Labbe, Archaeologist.   ***House tour will be limited to 15, please sign up at admin table***

4:00 — Event closes

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