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Founders Weekend


  • First Parish Church 47 East Derry Road Derry, NH, 03038 United States (map)

The formal kick-off to the summer’s 300th celebrations is a weekend-long event taking place right where Nutfield was first established: at and around First Parish Church in East Derry, April 12–14.

Founders Weekend has two main tracks in parallel:

  • The public Heritage Weekend is filled with history talks and displays, fun activities for kids and adults, live artisan demos, tours of the historic Meetinghouse, and more.

  • The Nutfield Families Reunion and Conference provides an opportunity for early settler descendants and genealogists to gather, meet relatives that may not know, share family try information and research tips, and hear keynote talks from internationally-recognized experts.

Everyone participating will enjoy:

  • Tours of the adjacent and still active Forest Hill Cemetery — home to nearly all the early Nutfield settlers and area residents who followed over 300 years,

  • The unveiling of the reconstructed and beautiful Meetinghouse Steeple,

  • The semi-formal Nutfield Gala celebration Saturday evening in downtown Derry, and

  • Special worship services including Sunday’s Ecumenical Service with many area houses of worship represented.

The two parallel programs plus all the activities and opportunity for learning and fun will make Founders Weekend an outstanding way to start the 300th.

Go to the Founders Weekend page for more details, including how to register for the Conference.

Later Event: May 11
Derryfield Old Home Day