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Garden Party at the Original Governor’s Mansion

Garden Party at the Governor's Mansion

The Montana Historical Society invites community members of all ages to attend a festive summer garden party at the Original Governor’s Mansion.

Visitors can explore the historic house and grounds at their leisure from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, while enjoying the timeless melodies of the Dolce Strings ensemble from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Original Governor’s Mansion served Montana’s First Families from 1913 to 1959 and displays impressive Queen Anne-style architecture with furnishings and artifacts from the era. Brochures will be provided so guests can discover the history of the house through a self-guided tour. Volunteers will be stationed on each floor to answer any questions that may arise.

The Mansion also has a lovely lawn where visitors can enjoy the refreshments, admire the historic carriage house, and listen to The Dolce Strings ensemble of talented local musicians, courtesy of the Music Makers Conservatory.

The Original Governor’s Mansion is at 304 N. Ewing St. in Helena. Please note that the Mansion is not ADA compliant. Stairs access the front porch, with two flights of stairs inside the house.

Tours of the Original Governor’s Mansion are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays through Sept. 15, with free admission. Tours begin at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m., and are limited to 20 people. Reservations are not accepted, and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. MSN

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