NH Antiques Co-op Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Open House November 24-26


Jason Hackler and Sam Hackler will welcome visitors to New Hampshire Antique Co-op’s 40th Anniversary Holiday Open House.

MILFORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Antique Co-op (NHAC) has announced its 40th Anniversary Holiday Open House, taking place November 24-26, from 10 am to 5 pm. Visitors will enjoy delicious refreshments and sweet treats, a gift card contest, a scavenger hunt with prizes, a gallery tour of the new art exhibition, “Celebrating the American Landscape,” as well as special savings throughout the store. The shop will be festively decorated for the holiday season, and the shop will be stocked with unique antique gift ideas and nostalgic items of yesteryear. The Hackler family — who have been at the heart of this thriving establishment since its inception in 1983 — and all of the staff at NHAC invite everyone to visit during the 40th Anniversary Holiday Open House weekend.

“We’re celebrating 40 years with a heartfelt thank you to all of our customers, dealers, staff, friends and family for their loyal patronage,” said NHAC founder Sam Hackler. “Some dealers and staff here have been with us for decades. Many of our customers have been coming to New Hampshire Co-op weekly for years on end. Antique dealers, interior designers and collectors have long known that this is the place to come to for a fun day of treasure hunting or a serious day of antiquing.”

When Sam and Eileen Hackler opened New Hampshire Antique Co-op in 1983 as one of New England’s first group antiques shops, they had no idea that 40 years later that it would become a multi-generational business. Sam and his son, Jason, who at age 11 began to accompany his father at work and going on antique buying trips, together now own and operate the 200-dealer shop that is widely recognized for its diversity of product, commitment to excellence and breadth of expertise.

“This truly is a multi-generational family business,” stated Jason, co-owner of New Hampshire Antique Co-op. “My parents, Sam and Eileen Hackler, launched this shop together as an idea sparked from their passion for antiques. My younger sister, Susie, and I grew up among the aisles of antiques and spent countless hours playing and working at the shop. I officially came aboard fulltime in 1994 and have focused on growing the business. My wife, Rebecca, an antiques dealer and graphic designer from Boston, joined the business in 2004. And, my 16-yearold daughter, Eliza, has had a booth here since she was 3 years old.”

The 20,000-square-foot building, easily recognized by its New England meetinghouse-style tower, features a front plaza, room settings, showcases, booth vignettes, art galleries, as well as a Main Street of storefronts built with architectural elements from the former Goyette Museum in Peterborough, N.H.

With an ever-changing inventory in every category of antiques and fine art and an emphasis on providing a welcoming and informative shopping experience for visitors, NHAC’s legacy continues with their commitment to quality, authenticity and customer service.

“It’s never the same old thing here at New Hampshire Antique Co-op,” quipped Jason, whose outgoing and good-natured personality can evoke a wry smile from even the most staid antiques dealer. “From fine art and period furniture to soda fountain signs and paint-by-numbers, each day is an adventure seeing what comes in the door. When you love your job, you never work a day in your life. We are proud to celebrate 40 years of connecting people with the beauty and history of antiques and fine art. We look forward to welcoming all of our customers and friends to our Holiday Open House as we ref lect on NHAC’s past and future and share our passion and excitement for antiques with the community.”

This milestone not only commemorates four decades of excellence in the antique business but also is a celebration of the enthusiasm and camaraderie among New Hampshire Antique Co-op’s vast network of dealers, staff, customers, consignors, friends and family in the antiquing and fine art world of New Hampshire and beyond.

The 40th Anniversary Holiday Open House will showcase New Hampshire Antique Co-op’s rich history, featuring an array of unique antique treasures, special events and holiday cheer. Visitors can expect to find exceptional antiques, vintage decor and one-of-a-kind gifts to make this holiday season truly memorable.

The weekend-long celebration will take place November 24-26 at 323 Elm Street. For information, www.nhantiquecoop.com or 603-673-8499.

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