At state library

Art students celebrate State House bicentennial

September 20. 2017 1:12PM

Zaineb Sharif of Bedford earned top hionors in the high school division of the art contest. 

In the elementary school category of the art contest, Aspen Langlois of Berlin earned a first-place finish for a drawing of the New Hampshire State House with a glittering "gold-leaf" dome.

CONCORD — Student posters honoring the New Hampshire State House Bicentennial are on view at the New Hampshire State Library, 20 Park St., through Oct. 13.

The New Hampshire State House Bicentennial Commission, on behalf of the state, held a contest to help celebrate the State House’s 200th anniversary. The theme was “The New Hampshire State House and its Meaning Today.” Students in elementary, middle and high school categories submitted a total of 200 posters, of which 23 are being displayed.

The panel of judges at the statewide level included Senate Education Committee Chair John Regan, House Education Committee Chair Rick Ladd, Supreme Court Justice Gary Hicks, State Librarian Michael York and Department of Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut.

The State House is the oldest state house in the nation in which both houses of the legislature still occupy its original chambers. Dedicated in 1819, it is built of from granite quarried in Concord and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Activities celebrating the bicentennial celebration will go through 2019.

Hours are Monday through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For details, visit nh.gov/nhsl.
Gracie Bolduc of Weare got top honors in the middle school category of the art contest. 


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