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 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 200 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: Rebecca Connolly Hackler, Peterborough, NH
VP Show Chairman: Josh Steenburgh, Pike, NH
Director Show Co-Chairman: Beverly Longacre, Marlborough, NH
Director: Paige Trace, Portsmouth, NH
Director: Ken Pike, Nashua, NH
Auditor: Richard Thorner, Manchester, NH