Historical Society receives CARES Act grant

The Londonderry Historical Society has been awarded a general operating support grant for $3,000 from New Hampshire Humanities.

The grant is funded through the federal CARES program and the National Endowment for the Humanities and will help the Society cover operating expenses, present additional programming, and upgrade and increase its online presence, which will allow the group to reach Londonderry residents and history enthusiasts beyond the Londonderry community.

The Londonderry Historical Society’s mission is to preserve the best of Londonderry’s past for future generations. The society owns several properties at its 140 Pillsbury Road site, including the 1760 Morrison House, the 1859 Parmenter Barn, and the 1840 R.P. Clark Blacksmith Shop. The Society meets regularly on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. The public is always welcome. Winter meetings are at the Leach Library, and in the summer at the site on Pillsbury Road. The LHS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible. Visit londonderryhistory.org or Facebook at facebook.com/TownOfLondonderryNHHistoricalSociety.

Library offers pickup service

Leach Library offers a drive-through service Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patrons can call the library with lists of what materials they would like and arrange a time for the pickup. Patrons coming to the library will remain in their car and library staff will safely come out wearing protective gear and will check identification and library card at that time. Staff will then place materials in the vehicle. Call the library for information or to schedule a pickup at 603-432-1132.

Checklist session set

The Supervisors of the Voter Checklist will meet at the Town Clerk’s office to correct the checklist and register voters on Aug. 7, and Aug. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

To register to vote, one must provide proof of Londonderry residency, proof of citizenship (passport, birth certificate, naturalization papers), proof of age, photo identification.

Applicants for registration who possess proof of identity, age, citizenship, and domicile should bring that proof when they come to register. Qualified applicants who do not possess proof or who do not bring proof with them may register if they sign an affidavit attesting to their qualifications for identity, age, domicile and citizenship.

For information, contact Supervisors of the Checklist Chairman Kristin Grages at 603-432-1100, ext. 198.

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