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A History of the New Hampshire Primary

with John Gfroerer

Join us for a brief history of the NH Presidential Primary, from its origins during the Progressive era, through its evolution to the most important step toward being elected President.

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."

About John Gfroerer

John Gfroerer is a documentary producer and owner of Accompany, a video production company based at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. He has produced over 40 documentaries, ranging from profiles of towns along the Maine Coast to a history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary. Gfroerer's work has been aired on public television stations, The History Channel, and many other venues. He is also the director of the Concord Historical Society.

This program is sponsored in part by 

This month's event is also sponsored by a generous grant from the NH Humanities.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Lecture/Talk |

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Peterborough Town Library

Phone: 603-924-8040

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

Peterborough Town Library, located downtown at the corner of Main and Concord/Rt 202, has a large meeting room, study rooms, classroom, and a board room available to the public.

Upcoming events

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, May 29, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, May 30, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)

Rescheduled
Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
New date Thursday, May 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Peterborough Town Library
Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers songs and stories.

Thu, May 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers songs and stories.

Fri, May 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
This month we will be reading, "Hang the Moon" by Jeannette Walls.

Wed, Jun 05, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Wed, Jun 12, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join Well School teacher Alejandro for an hour of learning Spanish afterschool!

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.

Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
CALLING ALL WRITERS (and curious readers/listeners)!! The Peterborough Town Library and Monadnock Underground are hosting a free form OPEN MIC for writers of all genres and levels of experience!

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join us for a cookbook club-meets-potluck at Peterborough Town Library!

Thu, Jun 20, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 5th graders and up! Click on the event title for more information!

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Tech Tuesday is back! Learn all about the cloud and how it can help keep your important documents and photos organized and secure.

Wed, Jun 26, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Canceled
Thu, Jun 27, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library
Come hang with Aimee, eat pizza (or something) and do an activity (or something)

Fri, Jun 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
This month we will be reading, "Night of the Living Rez" by Morgan Talty.

Thu, Jul 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Our book group for 1st-4th graders and their families! Click on the Event Title for more information.

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Thu, Jul 18, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.

Sat, Jul 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Thu, Aug 15, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.