Concord Coach Presentation
March 26, 2014
Please join us for a presentation by the Abbot-Downing Historical Society on the subject of their most famous product, the Concord Coach. The Abbot-Downing Historical Society was formed in 1977 in order to educate the public about the significance of the Concord Coach. Originally known as the Concord Coach Society, the name was changed in 2011. In this presentation, Peter James will discuss the history of the Abbot & Downing Company over its approximately one hundred years of active existence in Concord, New Hampshire. Included in the presentation will be photographs and descriptions of all of the remaining Concord Coaches located in the state. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
The Londonderry Historical Society is pleased to sponsor what is sure to be a very enjoyable and informative talk. The event is free and open to the public and will take place downstairs in the Leach Library’s meeting room at 7:00 PM on April 17, 2014. Seating is limited; light refreshments will be served.
At the last meeting of the Londonderry Historical Society the following four officers were unanimously elected:
President – Heather Rojo
Vice President – Deb Paul
Secretary – Sue Joudrey
Treasurer – David Colglazier
Congratulations to Heather on her new position and thank you to outgoing president Judy Seppala for all of her hard work and leadership over the past 14 months. Judy will remain active with the Society as our IT Specialist.
Progress is being made towards erecting the Reverend Morrison house and the Litchfield carriage shed with the help of Benson’s Lumber. If you drive past the Society’s complex you might catch a glimpse of the carriage shed frame which has been attached to the side of the Parmenter Barn. Mr. Tate donated over 200 pieces of old timber and lumber. Some of the wood has been used for the erection of the carriage shed and some may be used for the Reverend Morrison house. Bill Bringhurst has replaced a portion of the front sill and the passage door on the Clark blacksmith shop. Thanks to Bill and other members who provided muscle power for this task.
Ryan Kinghorn has been appointed as the new Curator for the Historical Society. Ryan comes to the Historical Society with a wealth of knowledge and experience in collection management and grant writing. He was formerly the Secretary of the Medieval Society at Plymouth Historical Society. The Londonderry Historical Society purchased the software PastPerfect and a new laptop for Ryan to start documenting the Society’s collection.