The New Hampshire Historical Society’s museum store in downtown Concord has a new line of accessories, which coincides with the new exhibition “New Hampshire: A Proven Primary Tradition.” Custom-designed exclusively for the society, items include hand-stitched coasters, luggage tags and dog collars with leather work by the Page Belting Company.
Dress up your suitcase with a luggage tag celebrating New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary or the state’s motto “Live Free or Die.” Tag designs include an elephant (Republican), donkey (Democrat) or geographic outline of the state. Dog collars also come in political designs for Republican or Democratic pets or with the state’s motto and Old Man of the Mountain for those with an independent streak.
There are also colorful needlepoint coasters, the perfect touch to a political house party.
The luggage tags retail for $30 each, dog collars are $50 and the coasters are $50 for a set of four. All proceeds benefit the New Hampshire Historical Society.
The exhibition, “New Hampshire: A Proven Primary Tradition,” looks at the impact New Hampshire’s primary has on the national presidential nominating process and examines how the state’s political culture and traditions have shaped its first-in-the-nation role. The exhibition is on view at the society’s library at 30 Park St.
The New Hampshire Historical Society’s museum store, 6 Eagle Square, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. In the month of December, the store will also be open on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many items are available online at nhhistory.org.
For more information about the Society, visit nhhistory.org or call 228-6688.
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