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In the midst of the hectic holiday season, be sure to pencil in a free tour of the Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion. Six rooms on the lower level of the Mansion are professionally decorated by members of the American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) Colorado Chapter, each with global themes celebrating Colorado’s international Sister Cities, including Takayama, Japan; Lech, Austria; Olympia, Greece; and Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Sister Cites, formed in order to foster friendship, peace and sharing of other cultural traditions, are legal and social agreements between two diverse places. Traditional dress from each Sister City is on display outside of its decorated room. Enjoy the international experience December 8–11 and December 15–18, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.