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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2011

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

Public meetings scheduled for N.H.’s First State House Project

The N.H. Division of Historical Resources has scheduled two public meetings to gather information about New Hampshire’s First State House Project. Members of the public are invited to attend and learn more about the First State House, as well as to provide their own insights and comments about ways this unique resource may be used.

Meetings will take place at the following times and locations:

Monday, Nov. 14, 6 – 8 p.m., Tyco Visitors Center at Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, N.H.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6 – 8 p.m., 2 Pillsbury St., 5th floor, Concord, N.H.

New Hampshire is in the unusual position of still owning remnants of its first state house, which was built in 1758 in Portsmouth as the seat of New Hampshire’s colonial government.

The goal of New Hampshire’s First State House Project is to create greater opportunities for the public to enjoy and benefit from the resource as a historical artifact.

In addition to public meetings and targeted studies, the Division of Historical Resources has also created a short online survey to gather information. It can be accessed at www.surveymonkey.com/s/BL5KN5M through Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.

For more information about New Hampshire’s First State House project, visit www.nh.gov/nhdhr.

New Hampshire's Division of Historical Resources, the “State Historic Preservation Office,” was established in 1974. The historical, archaeological, architectural, engineering and cultural resources of New Hampshire are among the most important environmental assets of the state. Historic preservation promotes the use, understanding and conservation of such resources for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of New Hampshire’s citizens. For more information, visit www.nh.gov/nhdhr or call (603) 271-3483.

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