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Press Release - Crafters Bee and Social Taking Place at Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site

Contact: Johnathan Campbell

Crafters Bee and Social Taking Place at Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site

BISMARCK – The eighth annual Crafters Bee and Social will be held at the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site located at 320 E. Ave. B in Bismarck on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, from noon to 4 p.m. Crafters of all types are invited to spend the afternoon visiting and or working on their favorite craft items.

Crafters are limited to clean projects that use minimal space. Tables and chairs will be available. Beginners and the curious are welcome to come and learn. Coffee, tea and treats will be served. Participants are encouraged to bring extra craft items such as yarn, sewing needles, and patterns to exchange or give away.

The mansion will also be open to the general public during this time for touring the site. The Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site is open year-round. Winter hours, now in place through May 15, are the second Friday and Saturday of each month from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Groups are welcome to schedule visits to the Former Governors’ Mansion outside of regular open hours by calling 701.328.9528 or email

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 types of flowers typical of the Victorian era. For schedule information, contact the State Historical Society at 701.328.2799 or visit the agency’s web site at

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