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Press Release - Free Concert Coming Up at Former Governors’ Mansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2013
Contact: Johnathan Campbell

Free Concert Coming Up at Former Governors’ Mansion

BISMARCK – Folk singer Kris Kitko of Bismarck will perform a free concert on the lawn at the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site in Bismarck at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Former Governors’ Mansion is located at the corner of Fourth Street and Avenue B in Bismarck.

Kitko is a talented song writer and performer. This concert is appropriate for adults and children and will feature original, often humorous, North Dakota folk music. Free ice cream sundaes will be served.

Visitors may also tour the restored Victorian house and the restored 1903 carriage house. Built in 1884, the mansion housed 20 chief executives of North Dakota through 1960. Exhibits feature the restoration process, architectural style changes, and furniture used by governors. The grounds feature examples of flowers typical of the Victorian era. In the carriage house, the featured exhibit, From Buckets of Oats to Quarts of Oil, represents a time of transition from the age of the horse and buggy to the era of the automobile.

One of 56 state historic sites managed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, it is open from May 16 through September 15, Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m., as well as the second Friday and Saturday of each month during the winter. Admission is free. For more information, contact the State Historical Society of North Dakota at 701.328.2666 or visit

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