FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 3, 2013
Contact: Johnathan Campbell
BISMARCK – A Crafters Bee and Social will take place at the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site in Bismarck on Saturday, January 26, 2013, from noon to 4 p.m. Crafters of all types are invited to spend the afternoon working on their favorite craft items. Crafts are limited to clean projects that use minimal space. Chairs and tables will be available. Beginners and the curious are welcome to come and learn. Coffee, tea and treats will be served. Participates are encouraged to bring an extra craft item such as yarn, sewing needles or patterns to barter or give away.
The mansion will also be open to the general public during this time for anyone interested in touring the site. The Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site is open year-round. Winter hours through May 15, 2013, are the second Friday and Saturday of each month, from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Groups are welcome to schedule a visit to the Former Governors’ Mansion outside of regular open hours by calling 701.328.9528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The site consists of a two-and one-half story restored Victorian house and a restored 1903 carriage house. Built in 1884, it housed 20 chief executives of North Dakota between 1893 and 1960. Unique exhibits feature the restoration process, architectural style changes and furniture used by several governors. The grounds feature examples of the types of flowers typical of the Victorian era.
For schedule information, contact the State Historical Society at 701.328.1476 or visit the agency’s web site at history.nd.gov.
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612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
State Museum and Store: 8am - 5pm M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10am - 5pm.
State Archives: 8am - 4:30pm., M-F, except state holidays, and 2nd Sat. of each month, 10am - 4:30 pm.
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phone: (701) 328-2666
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