The annual Crafters Bee and Social will be held at the Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site, 320 E. Ave. B in Bismarck, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Crafters and artists are invited to spend the afternoon working on their favorite projects and socializing. Beginners and the curious are welcome. Coffee, tea and treats will be served. Chairs and tables will be available.
The mansion also will be open to the general public during this time for touring the site, which consists of a two-and-one-half story restored Victorian house and a restored 1903 carriage house. 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.