Crafter’s Bee set for Jan. 29 at N.D. CapitolThe Fourth Annual Crafters Bee and Social will be held at the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site in Bismarck from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 29.
The Fourth Annual Crafters Bee and Social will be held at the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site in Bismarck from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 29.
Starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until noon, the Bismarck area quilters, The Sisters in Stitches, who are part of the Missouri Valley Quilt Guild, will demonstrate and teach techniques to those interested in learning about the craft.
At noon, crafters of all types are invited to spend the afternoon visiting and working on their favorite craft items. The only limitations are that it be a clean project and does not take a large amount of space to work on. Chairs, as well as tables will be available for those who need them. Coffee, tea and treats will be served throughout the afternoon.
The Crafters Bee and Social is not just for women — men are encouraged to also participate and enjoy an afternoon of socializing and craftmaking.
The Former Governors’ 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. Its winter hours, now in place through May 15, are from 1 to 5 p.m. on the second Friday and Saturday of each month. Admission is free.
Groups are welcome to schedule a visit to the Former Governors’ Mansion at times other than its regular open hours by calling 701-328-9528 or e-mailing email@example.com.
The site consists of a large 2 1/2 story, restored Victorian house, and the 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 many 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 website at www.history .nd.gov.