Editor’s note: This video by Evan Lips is the second in a series the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism has produced in celebration of the 2019 State House Bicentennial.
By EVAN LIPS, InDepthNH.org
CONCORD – Celebrating the Bicentennial of New Hampshire’s State House, Secretary of State Bill Gardner talks about the history of the oldest desk in the state capitol – an antique that dates back to at least 1819, the year the building opened.
His office still holds a copy of the original bill of sale – but the desk made a disappearing act between then and now. An assist from Delaware’s famous DuPont family brought the desk back home.
See story and videos below about another desk – the House reporters’ desk – that also disappeared for a time before finding its way home to the State House.
(Video by Evan Lips for the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism – for more, visit www.indepthnh.org)