Program — Nutfield 300th Founders Weekend

The program of events for Founders Weekend is as follows. (Subject to changes and additions.) Heritage Weekend activities are free and open to the general public. Participating in the Nutfield Families Reunion and Conference requires registration; see the Conference page for details.


FRIDAY APRIL 12

HERITAGE WEEKEND

1:00–5:00pm Tours

First Parish Church
Self-Guided Tours

  • Forest Hill Cemetery

  • Upper Village

 

FAMILIES CONFERENCE

1:00 – 5:00pm Welcome

First Parish Church

  • Check In

  • Badge & Gift Bag Pick Up

Upper Village Hall

  • Family Stations (dedicated table spaces)

6:00pm Welcome Dinner
Fody’s Tavern, E. Derry
Priority seating to Conference attendees. Welcome speeches & a brief history talk.


SATURDAY APRIL 13

HERITAGE WEEKEND

9:00am–5:00pm
First Parish Church

Currier Hall

  • History & Fun Activities

  • Souvenir Sales

  • Food Service

Lobby & A/B Room

  • History Displays & Area Museums

Rainbow & Music Rooms 

  • Lightning Talks

Nutfield Classrooms

  • Pottery & Linen Artisan Demos

  • Kids Room activities by FPC & Nutfield Coop

Meetinghouse

  • Preservation Project Displays

  • Timber Framing Demo

  • Guided Tours

 

FAMILIES CONFERENCE

8:30am – 5:00pm
Upper Village Hall

Family Stations (Main Hall)

Geneology HQ (Conference Room)

  • Heather Rojo

  • Dr. WIlliam Raulston

Keynote Talks

  • 8:30am Welcome

  • 9:00am Heather Rojo — Discovering Your Nutfield Ancestors

  • 10:00am Bob Starratt — From Londondeery to Londonderry: the Sterret(t) Saga

  • 11:00am – 2:30pm
    Free Time, Bag Lunch

  • 2:30pm Dr. William Roulston — Ulster at the Time of the Nutfield Migration

  • 3:30pm Rebecca Graham — Good Wives and Subtle Warriors: Women of the Eastern Frontier

Nutfield Gala

Adams Memorial Building, 6:00pm–9:30pm

A ticketed event in this historic downtown Derry building. See details on the Gala page.

  • Opera House: Hearty appetizers & drinks, music & dancing, Nutfield Poem reading.

  • Green & Conf. Rooms: History Displays

  • History Museum: open


SUNDAY APRIL 14

HERITAGE WEEKEND

9:00am – 1:00pm
Forest Hill Cemetery

  • Guided Tours

10:00am–11:00am
First Parish Church

  • Worship Service, with recent Pastors & Historic Communion Celebration

 

FAMILIES CONFERENCE

9:00am – 1:00pm
Forest Hill Cemetery

  • Guided Tours

Upper Village Hall

  • Family Stations

  • Genealogy HQ

  • Luncheon

1:00pm Nutfield Ecumenical Worship Service
First Parish Courier Hall
Representatives from area houses of worship.

Refreshments: Coffee, Soft Drinks, Snacks

Afternoon

Self-guided Tours
Cemetery, Village, Towns

History Museums Open
Derry, Londonderry, Windham

4:00pm MacGregor House Fountain Dedication
by Derry Village Rotary at MacGregor Park, downtown Derry

All information is subject to change; check back often to see the latest.