Historical Society goes virtual

The Londonderry Historical Society hosts a virtual online tour on Saturday, Aug. 15. The tour includes videos showcasing the society's extensive collection and the day's tours are part of the community's Old Home Day schedule, this year featuring a road race and fireworks.

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 Clark Blacksmith Shop. The winter meetings are at the Leach Library, and summer meetings are held on site in the Parmenter Barn. The society meets on the third Tuesday monthly at 6 p.m. The public is always welcome.

Aviation Museum honors 'flight' home

After departing Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on May 1, New Hampshire students have traveled to more than 20 nations around the globe. Through the magic of a flight simulator and streaming video, they've flown over the Eiffel Tower in Paris, traversed the Sahara Desert, visited the Taj Mahal in India, and skirted Mount Everest.

But on Saturday, Aug. 15, the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire's 'Around the World Flight Adventure' will return home to Greater Manchester, where it all began. The arrival will be made in style, via a vintage DC-3 airliner flying into Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, home of the Aviation Museum. The aircraft will carry volunteers and guests who played a part in creating the museum's virtual "Around the World Flight Adventure'" learning program.

The landing, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. will include a water cannon salute from the airport fire department and fanfares from a brass ensemble from the Manchester Community Music School. Pre-sliced cake will be served to attendees. A food truck will be on hand.

The ceremony, part of museum's PlaneFest celebration, is held at the Aviation Museum, 27 Navigator Road. The event is free and open to the public; all attendees will be required to wear face coverings and observe social distancing.

Arts Council hosts youth art contest

The Londonderry Arts Council hosts its first ever youth art contest, a free contest for artists from New Hampshire ages 5 to 18. Submissions will be collected virtually and prizes will be awarded across three age categories.

The theme for the contest is "My Life in 2020." Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and submissions will be accepted through Oct. 9. Winners will be announced Oct. 30. The application is available at londonderryartscouncil.org.


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