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Press Release - Public Invited to Sleuthing History Program

Contact: Johnathan Campbell

Public Invited to Sleuthing History Program

Bismarck—Johnathan Campbell, site supervisor of the Former Governors’ Mansion and Camp Hancock State Historic Site will present “Sleuthing History: Discovering history by investigating the little things” on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The public program is free and will take place at the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site, located at the corner of Fourth Street and Avenue B in Bismarck.

Campbell is developing the History Sleuth Case Book. Using clues left at the historic Former Governors’ Mansion and Camp Hancock, Campbell will help the audience connect with the evidence to better understand what can be learned from dings, holes, and children’s doodles left behind. This creative approach to visiting a historic house can prepare visitors to look more carefully at the “evidence” they leave behind in their own homes, find in homes from previous owners, and to recognize family stories that they may have missed.

For more information about Sleuthing History, contact Former Governors’ Mansion Site Supervisor Johnathan Campbell at 701.328.9528. For information about additional State Historical Society of North Dakota programs, visit or call 701.328.2666.

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