CONCORD — Buttons and mementos from past presidential campaigns cover a wall inside the State House visitor center, where director Virginia Drew has been curating an impressive collection of political keepsakes since 2004.
Drew began with some memorabilia of her own, including her ticket from Jimmy Carter's visit to her high school years earlier. Then she grew the assortment little by little, adding photos, autographs and more, as candidates streamed through the People’s House every four years.
"I made a statement that no one gets to be president unless they get their picture with me," Drew said with a laugh. "And it's worked out pretty well for me because the last three presidents all got their picture with me."
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