NM Governor's Mansion Hosting Open House

New Mexicans can visit the governor's mansion for a Christmas open house next week.

The Governor's Mansion Foundation is hosting the annual event on Tuesday and will hold another open house on Dec. 11. Each runs from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

The foundation is a nonprofit group responsible for the public areas of the governor's residence, which is a single-story territorial style house north of Santa Fe. The foundation pays for the holiday open house.

Gov. Susana Martinez and her husband live in private quarters at the residence, and the larger public areas are used for receptions and are open to public tours twice each month. State museum artwork is on display in the residence's public areas.

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