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History of New Hampshire’s beer and ale brewing industry

Londonderry Historical Society presents Glenn Knoblock’s program on the fascinating history of New Hampshire’s beer and ale brewing industry on Tuesday June 18 at 7 the Historical Society’s Parmenter Barn, 140 Pillsbury Rd. in Londonderry. The program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and admission is free. Following the program, Londonderry’s own Long Blue Cat Brewery will be offering free samples of some of its beers. Knoblock will explore the history of brewing from colonial days, when it was home- and tavern- based, to today’s modern breweries and brew pubs. Unusual and rare photos and advertisements document this changing industry and the state’s earliest brewers, including the renowned Frank Jones. A number of lesser-known brewers and breweries that operated in the state are also discussed, including the only brewery owned and operated by a woman before the modern era.

Our 2nd Annual Antiques Appraisal Day!

Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 1:00pm start time / doors open at 12:30pm 

It was a giant success last year so we’re doing it again!  Bring your antiques,

collectibles & family treasures to our 2nd annual event featuring Daniel F. Reidy, 

appraiser/antiques dealer/auctioneer. Reidy has over 30 years of experience and 

is the owner of Discerning Eye estate appraisal & disposition planning business. 

Appraisals: $10 per item, 3 items for $25. 
Morrison House Museum’s Parmenter Barn, 140 Pillsbury Rd, Londonderry.

Antiques Appraisal Day

Bring your antiques, collectibles and family treasures to our first annual event!  Appraiser, antiques dealer and auctioneer Daniel F. Reidy will be featured.  Event will be held at the Londonderry Historical Society Morrison House Museum on May 20th from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm.  Come see what your items may be worth!

Walk & Learn – Musquash Cellar Holes

Thank you to Dr. David J. Ellis who led our first tour to the farm of Cyril Lee and the home site of Lewis Lee, or what remains of those sites.  We hope that the 40 plus attendees will be inspired from learning about the rich history of the Musquash area.  We look forward to having another Walk & Learn in the Musquash again soon!  Here are some photos from our first Walk & Learn.


Immigration in the Granite State

Thank you to Mary Morris of the New Hampshire Historical Society for speaking about immigration to New Hampshire from the mid 1800’s thru the early 1900’s.  Thank you also to all those who attended our meeting for this special event.  Many artifacts were on display enhancing the story of the immigration process.