June 28, 2021
History, Watermelon, and Ice Cream Featured July 4 at State Historic Sites in Bismarck
BISMARCK, N.D. – The Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site is hosting "History, Watermelon, and Lemonade" on July 4, noon-4 p.m. Visitors can enjoy free slices of watermelon and lemonade, tour the 1884 Victorian home, view the exhibit "From Bucket of Oats to Quarts of Oil" in the 1903 Carriage House, and enjoy the flower gardens featuring many heritage plants. The Former Governors' Mansion is located on the corner of Fourth Street and East Avenue B, Bismarck.
On July 4, 1-4 p.m., visitors to Camp Hancock State Historic Site can view the 1909 locomotive, step inside the 1881 Bread of Life Church, and visit the museum. New this summer is a hands-on area on the second floor of the museum where visitors can learn about the U.S. Weather Bureau in the 1930s.
The Former Governors’ Mansion and Camp Hancock are historic sites managed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Former Governors' Mansion summer hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Camp Hancock summer hours are Friday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For more information about the sites, contact Johnathan Campbell at 701.328.9528. Find out more about additional upcoming educational programs sponsored by the State Historical Society at history.nd.gov/events or call 701.328.2666.
Johnathan Campbell, 701.325.9528
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