Grafton – Representative David K. Muradian Jr., R-Grafton, welcomed Junior Girl Scout Troop 30222 of Grafton to the State House April 20.
The group of 15 girls from the troop, made up of fifth-graders from Millbury Street and North Street elementary schools, were accompanied by troop leaders Colleen Nash and Angela Hogue as well as chaperones Kelly Carol, Gina Mahoney, Jennifer Pierce and Melanie Casey. Muradian treated the group to a tour of the building, including stops in the Senate Reading Room, Senate Chamber, and a rare trip to the Senate balcony overlooking the Boston Common.
The group also took a trip to the House Chamber where the girls sat in the members’ seats while Muradian told them about the history of the chamber as well as the building itself. The tour also included trips to the Great Hall of Flags, Doric Hall, and Memorial Hall. In Nurses Hall, the group was also able to go inside a big inflatable globe in celebration of Earth Day to learn about the impact of environmental policy on the different countries throughout the world.
“The State House is a living, breathing museum and it was encouraging to see such young girls show so much interest in the building’s history and what is done here,” Muradian said. “Although he was unable to make it into the building that day due to a prior commitment, my counterpart in the Senate, Senator Mike Moore, was instrumental in planning the tour and I thank him for his help.”