Also known as Spacetown, Derry is a great city located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire in the United States of America. Derry is also the fourth largest town in the state. The nickname of the town – Spacetown, comes due to the fact that Derry is actually the native town of the first US astronaut that went to space – Alan Shepard. Not just the astronaut is a former notable resident of Derry but also the poet Robert Frost that lived in this town with his family. In present time, Derry has a population of approximately 33.000 people living in a large area of 36 square miles.
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The Adams Memorial Opera House is located downtown Derry and offers for locals and tourist unique performances of musicals, plays, dance shows and concerts. The groups evolving on this stage are mostly local. The building was completely renovated in 2001 and the costs, although huge – 1.5 million dollars - were worth, the building having now all the possible comfort.
The Robert Frost Farm is located in Derry and nowadays is a historic museum. This is the house where one of the greatest poets of the English language lived for eleven years, together with his family. Since 1900 to 1911, this was the home of the poet. In November 1911 he sold the house. Robert Frost has written his first two collections of poems at the farm. In present times, the property is a National Historic Landmark and can be visited.
The Derry Museum was opened in 1976 by the historical society of the town. This museum contains memorabilia from the earliest stages of Derry until present. Other rooms of the museum include exhibitions dedicated to schools, military history and transportation. Since 2008 a room dedicated to Alan Shepard is open to public.
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