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July 11, 2013

Derry history museum seeks new volunteers

Volunteers needed to staff museum

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“I think it would be helpful for everybody,” she said.

That also includes town departments like fire, police, and other officials to take on some volunteer duties and put a face on the historical aspect of what Derry is all about.

“It would be a great addition to rebuilding our town,” Del Pozzo said. “No one has the history that Derry has.”

She has a lot of ideas on ways to make the downtown work and plans to talk to town officials about the museum volunteer network soon.

More artifacts and exhibits are always in the works, Heritage Commission chairman and museum curator Karen Blandford-Anderson said.

“We have artifacts everywhere,” she said.

Many of the artifacts find their way into special exhibits at Derry Public Library and at the municipal center.

She said there are so many items that many remain in storage. She said the town generously offers the museum space at no cost to the Heritage group.

But more help is always needed.

Del Pozzo said getting more volunteers in place representing more groups will help Derry grow — with its strong history leading the way.

“It might help us realize just how valuable we are,” she said. “It’s time we lock into that.”

To learn more about the Derry History Museum and its hours of operation call 490-3054.

Derry's history museum at the Adams Memorial Building hopes to find new volunteers to help staff the museum during hours of operation.

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