Governor’s Mansion holiday open house is Tuesday

Alaska's Governor Mansion will host its annual holiday open house on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The open house has been a holiday tradition since 1913. (Photo by Tripp J Crouse/KTOO)
Alaska’s Governor Mansion will host its annual holiday open house on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The open house has been a holiday tradition since 1913. (Photo by Tripp J Crouse/KTOO)

The annual holiday open house at the Governor’s Mansion is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The house at 716 Calhoun Avenue was built in 1912. The open house has been an annual tradition since 1913, when then-territorial Gov. Walter Eli Clark began the tradition. The open house was not held for two years during World War II.

Guests in line will be served hot apple cider and holiday treats. Heaters will be provided for those waiting outside.

Several community music groups and individuals will perform.

Individuals with special access needs should contact Lisa Boman at 907-465-3500 to arrange advance entry.

Parts of Indian Street around the mansion will be closed for the duration of the event.

Gov. Bill Walker plans to take questions from reporters beforehand.

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