First House Takes Off

First House was officially launched at the Governor’s Mansion on Thursday, October 11. David Baldacci and First Lady Maureen McDonnell spoke, then I shared a short teaser–I told the story of 8-year-old Nannie Pierpont, daughter of Governor Francis Pierpont, who helped “Convict Jack” escape. It’s just one of many fascinating tales of the Mansion’s past two centuries. A public radio station picked up the story and ran this short feature today: