MANCHESTER, N.H. – The City of Manchester has launched a hub site to celebrate Manchester’s role in the 100th anniversary of the First in the Nation Primary.
In partnership with Elm Street-based Orbit Group and other local organizations, the city’s plan includes trolley tours, a trivia night at the Rex Theatre Jan. 31, a social media scavenger hunt and other events aim to encourage local residents and visits to engage in the political process and celebrate Manchester’s pivotal role in American political history.
“As the largest city in New Hampshire, Manchester receives a lot of attention during the First in the Nation Primary,” said Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig. “It’s an exciting time for Queen City residents, presidential candidates and the national press – and this year for the 100th Anniversary, we’ll host events across the city to commemorate the political role Manchester has played over the last century.”
“At the Manchester Historic Association, we know that the Presidential Primary is a statewide affair, but we also recognize that, as election day draws closer, Manchester becomes more and more of the focal point for the media, the candidates and the hundreds and hundreds of volunteers who come here,” said John Clayton, executive director of the MHA and Millyard Museum. “Our exhibit, ‘Manchester and the Path to the Presidency,’ clearly demonstrates Manchester’s role as the crucible for this process, and by working with this great group at #MHTFITN, we are bringing both content and context beyond the walls of the museum and into the streets of Manchester.”
A sampling of events include:
- Trolley Tours: Hosted by Manchester Historic Association Director John Clayton, participants will explore Manchester’s history, exhibits and political hot spots. Tour schedules can be found here.
- FITN Trivia Night: On January 31, join us for Trivia Night Live with Bill and Cody, featuring the Alli Beaudry Band, highlighting Manchester’s role in the FITN process. Doors open at 6 p.m., events begin at 7 p.m. at the Rex Theatre. Register a team here
- Voter Checklist: Find your polling location, voter requirements and more. Voting information can be found here.
Details on the initiative and other Manchester-based First in the Nation Primary information can be found online at mhtfitn.com.