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Toast to Statehouse dome’s eagle repeated for bicentennial

July 14, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Cheers to the Statehouse eagle!

Beer brewed from a 200-year-old recipe will be served outside the New Hampshire Statehouse on Saturday as part of the building’s bicentennial celebration.

The building opened in June 1819, but the golden eagle was put atop the dome about a year earlier in July 1818. To mark that occasion, a commission that has been organizing bicentennial events is hosting a reading of the 13 toasts that were written at the time.

The event also will feature a limited edition beer from Henniker Brewing Company.

The commission is also planning several events for next June, including a Legislative Old Home Day and a panel discussion for former governors.

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