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Press Release - Halloween Open House planned at the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2014
Contact: Johnathan Campbell
701.328.9528

Halloween Open House planned at the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site

BISMARCK—The Former Governors’ Mansion is hosting a special Halloween Open House on Friday, October 31, from 8 p.m. to midnight in celebration of the 130th birthday of the completion of the construction of the mansion. The mansion, built in October 1884 for Bismarck businessman Asa Fisher and his family, is located at the corner of Fourth Street and Avenue B in Bismarck. The event is free and open to the public and includes self-guided tours of the mansion, a tarot reader, a fortune teller, and a Ouija board. Treats and beverages will be available for all visitors. All ages are welcome, but children under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Asa Fisher sold the home to the state in 1893 for use as the Executive mansion. From 1893 to 1960, 20 governors and their families lived in the home.

Halloween night provides an opportunity for the public to explore the mansion after dark. In addition the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site is open year-round. Admission is free. For more information call 701.328.9528 or email jcampbell@nd.gov.

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