Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Primary May Be Over, But Not Done Yet

Exeter Historical Society Program Explores the History of the New Hampshire Primary and its National Significance

Exeter, New Hampshire – Join the Exeter Historical Society on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30 pm (with refreshments at 7 p.m.), for a presentation by Caroline Amport, Director of Programs at the NH Political Library. The program will take place at the Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, Exeter, and is free and open to the public.

Amport will explore New Hampshire's unique political culture and the elements that have established the Granite state as not only the First-in-the-Nation Presidential primary, but as a time-tested proving ground for candidates seeking the highest office in the nation. This program looks at the history of the NH Primary from its beginnings in 1916 through its continued impact on the American Presidential selection process in the 20th century and beyond. Using political cartoons, examples from past elections and other relevant materials attendees will come away with a greater understanding of “Why New Hampshire?” For more information, contact Laura Martin Gowing, program manager, at the Exeter Historical Society at 603-778-2335 or info@exeterhistory.org.

No comments: