The NHADA began with an enthusiastic small group of dealers who met at the Long Meadow Inn in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the early 1950s. The aim of the group was to “…elevate and maintain the standards of the antique [sic] business in New Hampshire, to increase general public awareness and appreciation of articles of antique value, to promote the best interests of all phases of antique dealing….” Dues were five dollars.
Today the association has just under 300 members who endorse these same early objectives and traditions while finding themselves at the forefront of a much larger business. From its humble beginnings, NHADA is now one of the most respected dealer organizations in the country.
Officers and Board Members
President: Tommy Thompson, Pembroke, NH
Immediate Past President: Rich Bojko, Northwood, NH
Secretary: Melissa Alden, Portsmouth, NH
Treasurer: Peter Sawyer, Exeter, NH
VP Communications: Sharon Platt, New Castle, NH
VP Membership: Ken Pike, Nashua, NH
VP Show Chairman: Josh Steenburgh, Pike, NH
Director Show Co-Chairman: Beverly Longacre, Marlborough, NH
Director: Jared Chicoine, North Haverhill, NH
Director: Elizabeth Kingsley, Alexandria, NH
Auditor: Richard Thorner, Manchester, NH
The NHADA Annual Dinner Meeting was held November 12, 2014 at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH. All NHADA members are invited to this annual event held every November.
NHADA newly elected board members at the 2014 Annual Dinner Meeting
The 2014 NHADA Annual Dinner Meeting at LaBelle Winery