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Vandalia, IL - 200th Anniversary

Vandalia, IL - 200th Anniversary

Vandalia, Illinois | 200th Anniversary

One of our recent custom collaborations was with Vandalia Historical Society in Vandalia, Illinois to celebrate the cities 200th Anniversary. The ornaments were given to all attendees of their 2019 Christmas Gala at the historic Vandalia Statehouse. The Gala was an elegant event held December 6th with food, drinks and live music. The Vandalia Historical Society is responsible for maintaining the Little Brick House, supporting the Historic Vandalia Statehouse, and promoting the rich history of Vandalia and the impact it has had on the development and growth of Illinois.


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2019 Custom Ornament | Camp Calumet

2019 Custom Ornament | Camp Calumet

Camp Calumet - Custom Ornament

Last year we were assigned the fun task of creating a custom ornament for Camp Calumet. The camp was founded in 1959 and is located on picturesque Lake Ossipee, in Freedom, NH. Calumet is a year-round ministry of the Lutheran churches in New England. The ornament design they chose features a starry sky, pine trees, two figures beside a bonfire and a large setting sun in the background. A small crescent moon is cut out of the ornament. The name of the camp is featured on a banner across the bottom and 2019 is written across the top. The back of the ornament shows Lake Ossipee with sailboats afloat as well as a canoe rack. Find out more about Calumet by clicking below.


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Auburn, NH - 175th Anniversary

Auburn, NH - 175th Anniversary

Auburn, NH | 175 Years

Auburn, NH commissioned us to create a custom ornament commemorating their 175th anniversary. Auburn is a small town located 12 miles east of Manchester, NH. The ornament design they chose features a minute man standing in front of the Lake Massabesic, the town’s largest body of water. Originally settled by Native Americans as a fishing village called Massabesic, meaning "the place of much water," Auburn was finally incorporated with its’ current town name in 1845. Auburn, NH provides the perfect balance of rural living amidst New England’s picturesque scenery, while still offering quick and easy access to the city.

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Custom 300th Anniversary Ornament - Nottingham, NH

Custom 300th Anniversary Ornament - Nottingham, NH

Nottingham, NH - Custom Ornament

We have teamed up with the town of Nottingham, New Hampshire to make a custom ornament in celebration of the town's upcoming 300th anniversary. Incorporated in 1722, Nottingham is located in Rockingham County and is home to Pawtuckaway State Park. It is a relatively small town, with a mere population of 4,785 according to the 2010 United States Census Bureau and covers approximately 46.5 square miles of land. Despite its small size, Nottingham has quite a large and rich history. Accordingly, the town chose to represent the statue of The Four Generals on its custom pewter ornament. Read further to learn how four men from a small New Hampshire town made such a large impact on our state's and nation's history. 

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Dover, NH | Upcoming 400th Anniversary

Dover, NH | Upcoming 400th Anniversary

Dover, NH celebrates 400 years!

We are honored to begin working with the city of Dover on a series of custom ornaments celebrating their upcoming 400th anniversary in 2023. For the first ornament, the city chose to feature the William Damm Garrison house. The house is not only the oldest house in Dover, but one of the oldest intact garrison houses in the U.S. It was built in 1675 in the back river district of Dover by William Damme for his son, John. The house was given to the Woodman Institute, where it now resides, by Mrs. Ellen P. Rounds. The house contains many historic artifacts and is open for touring during Woodman Institutes hours of operation.

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GAWDA Annual Conference | Lincoln Memorial Custom Piece

GAWDA Annual Conference | Lincoln Memorial Custom Piece

GAWDA - LINCOLN MEMORIAL CUSTOM PIECE

This will be our second year working with GAWDA on making a custom piece for their Annual Convention. In 2018 we collaborated to make a model of the Seattle Space Needle as the convention was held in Seattle, Washington. The 2019 Convention will be held in Washington, D.C. at the end of September, and we have collaborated to make a replica of the Lincoln Memorial. Founded in 1945 as the National Welding Supply Association (NWSA), the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) has represented the distributors and manufacturers of welding supplies and materials for decades. To find out more about this project click below. 


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Cape Cod | Massachusetts

Cape Cod | Massachusetts

NEW ORNAMENT! - CAPE COD
We are excited to add another geographic ornament to our Christmas ornament collection. The latest locale represented is Cape Cod, Massachusetts! The hand-cast pewter piece features the map of the peninsula in it’s well-known “flexing arm” shape. The cape is a vacation destination for thousands of people every summer. It is known for its quaint New England towns, beautiful shorelines, outdoor activities, and of course fresh locally-caught seafood. Cape Cod is a perfect escape for those in search of an idyllic beach getaway.
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Tilton, New Hampshire celebrates 150th Anniversary

Tilton, New Hampshire celebrates 150th Anniversary

TILTON, NH - 150th ANNIVERSARY

The town of Tilton, New Hampshire commissioned Hampshire Pewter to make a commemorative ornament celebrating the 150th anniversary of Tilton’s establishment in 1869. We collaborated with Tilton and together, we came up with a unique design featuring a few of the town’s landmarks. The front of the ornament features the Tilton Memorial Arch, also referred to as Tilton’s Folly. It is a 55-foot tall arch built in 1882, by Charles Tilton. The structure is located on Elm Street in Northfield, NH, atop a hill overlooking the town of Tilton. The back of the ornament depicts a statue as well as the old Tilton railroad station. The statue is called Timetable Mabel and shows a beautiful lady atop an arch that says “Tilton” across it. The statue is made of Italian marble and used to stand in front of the railroad station. Now she lives near the entrance to Tilton Island Park.
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Pilgrim Monument | Provincetown, Massachusetts

Pilgrim Monument | Provincetown, Massachusetts

PILGRIM MONUMENT - PROVINCETOWN, MA

We are excited to present one of our new 2019 ornaments. This is our HM230, the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, MA. The monument was built in 1907-1910 to memorialize the Pilgrims landing and the signing of the Mayflower Compact in Provincetown. The tower stands at 252 feet tall and is made entirely of granite.
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Brookfield, New Hampshire | 225th Anniversary Custom Ornament

Brookfield, New Hampshire | 225th Anniversary Custom Ornament

BROOKFIELD, NH - 225th ANNIVERSARY

We have teamed up with the town of Brookfield, NH to make a custom ornament in celebration of the town’s 225th anniversary. Incorporated in 1794, the Town of Brookfield, New Hampshire is in Carroll County and is home to Kingswood Lake. It is a small town with a population of only 712, according to the 2010 United States Census Bureau, and has a mere 23.3 square miles of land. Brookfield is proud to be a residential, rural community that has resisted the commercial development seen in surrounding New Hampshire. It maintain's it's small-town serenity to this day.


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Castle in the Clouds | Falls of Song

Castle in the Clouds | Falls of Song

CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS - THIRD IN SERIES

Castle in the Clouds has commissioned Hampshire Pewter to do a third custom ornament for their series.  The custom piece we have collaborated on features the Fall of Songs, a 40-foot plunge waterfall. It flows from Shannon Brook and it is a short 0.1 mile walk from the main road. The first two ornaments in this series are of the castle itself, one of the front and one of the back.  


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Monroe Cottage, Grass Island Custom Ornament | Guilford, Connecticut

Monroe Cottage, Grass Island Custom Ornament | Guilford, Connecticut

GUILFORD'S FOURTH IN SERIES

The Guilford Keeping Society, in Guilford, CT, has done it again. They have developed a commemorative ornament in conjunction with Hampshire Pewter depicting the Monroe Cottage on Grass Island aka the"Grass Island Shack"  This is the fourth in the series, the first being Mead Stone Tavern in 2016. The second in 2017 was the Thomas Griswold House, and the third in 2018 being Faulkner's Light. For more information about the Guilford Keeping Society please visit https://www.guilfordkeepingsociety.com/.  


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Manchester NH City Hall Ornament| Custom Pewter Ornament

Manchester NH City Hall Ornament| Custom Pewter Ornament

MANCHESTER HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION COMMISSIONS CITY HALL ORNAMENT
Manchester Historical Association commissions Hampshire Pewter to develop 2019 ornament depicting the "Queen's City" City Hall building. This ornament has captured the lovely detail in the beautifully designed Gothic Revival style building.  The old and the new create such a history for the Queen City and the Manchester Historical Association is proud to keep you informed and offer this piece of historical remembrance to all.
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Summer Travel: Tips and Must-Haves

Summer Travel: Tips and Must-Haves

TRAVEL ACCESSORIES


Summertime (and wintertime) is all about spending time relaxing and exploring with your family and friends. You may have planned trips to tropical beaches, lakeside campsites, family members across the country, and destinations abroad. Maybe you are a skier or snowboarder, maybe you enjoy winter mountain climbing.  The keys to having a safe and enjoyable time while travelling include having a plan, knowing some tips and tricks, and having the right accessories.  Hampshire Pewter and Laser Creations USA can help with some of these items, like bag tags for luggage, backpacks, tent bags, golf clubs, etc.  We also have sturdy oil lamps to take to the ski lodge for light, some heat and ambiance.  Finally, what could be better than an engraved picture frame for all those memorable pictures you take. 
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Souvenirs made in NH

Souvenirs made in NH

GIFTS AND SOUVENIRS MADE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE


When you're visiting a place for vacation and relaxation, you usually look for a souvenir to take back home that will remind you of all of the good times that you had on your visit. We have a variety of souvenirs that are unique and made locally.  Are you traveling and need that perfect and unique made in America gift to give your host or friends elsewhere?  Why not a unique and personalized Hampshire Pewter product?
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Jamestown Colony Commemoration | Custom pewter ornament

Jamestown Colony Commemoration | Custom pewter ornament

JAMESTOWN CELEBRATES 400th ANNIVERSARY

The Jamestowne Society is marking the 400th anniversary of the first General Anniversary at the historic Jamestown Settlement with this custom pewter ornament! This ornament is sure to be a collector's item for many years to come, and features a unique description on the back.
The Society came to us after they uncovered pieces of the original House of Burgess bell.  They were able to uncover enough pieces to create a replica of the bell.  Once we had the image in hand we were able to create this custom ornament for them.  
Does your group or organization have an upcoming celebration or a need to raise funds?  We would love to talk with you about how we can help with creating a custom and commemorative Christmas ornament, key chain, or coin for you.  
Congratulations to Jamestown, we enjoyed working with you.
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Collette Travel Group 100th Anniversary | Custom Pewter Ornament

Collette Travel Group 100th Anniversary | Custom Pewter Ornament

Collette Celebrates 100 Years of Travel

Hampshire Pewter was commissioned to create a simply elegant pewter ornament for Collette travel group and their 100 Years of Travel Together. The front and back of this Christmas ornament features their 100th anniversary logo along with their years of operation, 1918-2018. We were happy to work with them on bringing their logo and ideas to life! 
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St. George's Independent School | Custom Pewter Ornament

St. George's Independent School | Custom Pewter Ornament

Celebrate the school year with a custom ornament!

St. George's Independent School in Tennessee commissioned Hampshire Pewter in 2017 to create a fir tree that features their shield emblem and the year of commission.

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Town of Madbury, NH celebrates 250th Anniversary | Custom Pewter Ornament

Town of Madbury, NH celebrates 250th Anniversary | Custom Pewter Ornament

Madbury Celebrates 250th

The Town of Madbury 250th Anniversary commemorative ornament features the town offices building on the front, and a pair of oxen pulling a cart on the back.
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Somersworth 125th Anniversary | Custom Pewter Ornament

Somersworth 125th Anniversary | Custom Pewter Ornament

Somersworth NH Celebrates 125th 

Hampshire Pewter is thrilled and honored to craft the custom pewter Christmas ornament for the City of Somersworth's 125th anniversary.  This detailed ornament depicts several of the important buildings in the city and was designed by middle school student Ryan Drouin.
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Laser engraved wood ornaments make great holiday gifts!

Laser engraved wood ornaments make great holiday gifts!

New this year is our LaserCreations USA line of wood ornaments available in natural birch and natural cedar! Started as a brainchild of our owners and employees, these unique and elegant wood ornaments will be sure to compliment your Christmas tree and add that extra special touch of personality!
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Immaculate Conception Parish | Custom Pewter Ornament

Immaculate Conception Parish | Custom Pewter Ornament

Hampshire Pewter was commissioned to create a commemorative pewter ornament as part of the celebration of Immaculate Conception Parish's 50th year anniversary.
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Hampshire Pewter Commissioned to Create Custom Commemorative Coin for Concord, NH 250th Anniversary Celebration

When organizers of the Concord, NH 250th Anniversary Celebration looked to create a commemorative coin, they could have chosen from any number of craftsmen across the state, country, or even beyond or our borders. Instead, they chose Hampshire Pewter.
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America's Finest Pewter - Presentation Pieces & Commemorative Works

As the only pewter company in the U.S. that still uses the centuries-old hand-casting method to create our pewter products, Hampshire Pewter is a prime source of diplomatic and protocol gifts for officers of the United States Government.
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