State House Open House Features Made In New Hampshire Goods

Jan 8, 2015

Governor Hassan talking to a New Hampshire resident.
Credit Ryan Lessard / NHPR

  Following the inauguration ceremonies earlier in the day, the State House was opened to the public last night for children’s activities, music and more. Governor Hassan was on hand to meet with residents and take pictures.

In the State House cafeteria, local businesses showcased their products like apples with edible prints on the skin, toffee and wine stoppers.

While, checking out the trade show, Hassan stops to speak with Mason Parker, a coffee roaster and wholesaler based in Greenfield.

“I do some farmers markets to promote and things like this. Do you drink coffee at all?

[Hassan laughs]

Do you guys want a free sample?

MH: Yah, I never say no to coffee. Let me put it that way.”

Children were treated with a reading by a children’s author and a puppet show throughout the night. There were also musical performances by groups like UNH’s a cappella group.