Public Invited To Attend Annual Meeting Of Former Governors' Mansion Supporters
The public is invited to attend the annual meeting of supporters of the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the mansion, 320 E. Ave. B, Bismarck. Persons interested in supporting the site by joining its support group, the Society for the Preservation of the Former Governors’ Mansion, are encouraged to attend. Annual dues are $5. Election of board members and additional Society business will take place during the meeting.
The Former Governors’ Mansion will open prior to the meeting at 6 p.m. for self-guided tours of the mansion and carriage house. The mansion is open to the public on the second Friday and Saturday of each month from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Built in 1884, the mansion 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 restored carriage house recreates its exterior appearance in 1903. The interior features the exhibit “From Buckets of Oats to Quarts of Oil,” representing a time of transition from the horse and buggy to the era of the automobile.
The Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site is one of 57 state historic sites managed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. For more information about upcoming events, contact the State Historical Society at 701.328.2666 or visit history.nd.gov