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A History of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary

March 8, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

EST  | In person

This program presents a brief history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, from its origins during the Progressive era of the early twentieth century, through its evolution to the most important step toward being elected President of the United States. Based around segments from the documentary “The Premier Primary, New Hampshire and Presidential Elections” this program focuses on several memorable moments such as Senator Muskie crying in front of the Union Leader office, and who paid for Ronald Reagan’s microphone. Clips from the documentary are interspersed with discussion and questions about how New Hampshire came to hold this important political event every four years. Led by John Gfroerer, who has produced several documentaries about New Hampshire’s political history, including “The Premier Primary.” Presented by John Gfroerer.

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Bow Young at Heart -Bow Old Town Hall
91 Bow Center Road
Bow, New Hampshire 03304 United States
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