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MT Historical Society hosts free tours of Original Governor's Mansion

Posted: 11/24/2017 20:52:00 -07:00 Updated:

HELENA - Hundreds of people stepped 100 years back in time on Friday through a visit to the Original Governor's Mansion in Helena.

The Montana Historical Society offered free tours of the mansion, which is not only decorated for the holiday season but for the 100th anniversary of World War I.

The exhibits are based on the memories of Governor Sam Stewart's daughters. Stewart served from 1913 to 1921. Knitting projects were shown off as well as other enterprises people did on the home front to help the war effort. 

Bobi Harris is a Montana Historical Society historic interpreter and she described the mini-factories utilized in the homes.

"There were things for the waiting women and children to do as well and so throughout the mansion are examples of the work that they were doing to support the Red Cross and our Yankees," Harris said. 

The Original Governor's Mansion will be open for tours on Saturday afternoons throughout the winter.

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