About the Kentucky Mansion Celebration
The Kentucky Mansion Celebration is a project to revitalize the historic Old Governor's Mansion. Participants in this project are asked to volunteer their skills and talents to redecorate history in the nation's oldest official executive residence. The talents of the participants will be showcased, following a week-long calendar of events. More information can be found in the press kit.
Brief History of the Mansion
Since its construction in the 1700's, The Old Governor's Mansion has withstood the wear and tear of large families and the entertaining of important guests and delegates. The Mansion is an integral contribution to Kentucky's political and social history. The Parlor and Formal Dining Room have welcomed dignitaries such as Theodore Roosevelt, Andrew Jackson, Louis Philippe of France, Henry Clay and William Jennings Bryan, to name a few. The Mansion was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1971 and celebrated its 200th birthday in 1998. It is reportedly the oldest official residence in the United States today.The extensive history of the mansion can be found here.
Who the Kentucky Mansion Celebration Benefits
Partial proceeds will help benefit one of Kentucky's historic icons, the horse. The Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC), located in Nicholasville, Kentucky, will use a percentage of the funds to go toward their mission of finding homes for horses in precarious situations.
The Kentucky Executive Mansions Foundation, Inc. (KEMFI) will use partial proceeds to undertake, support, promote, foster and assist, financially and otherwise the modification to increase environmental efficiency and sustainability, the restoration, the maintenance, and the preservation of appropriate works of art, furnishings, and decorative arts for the benefit of Kentucky's Executive Mansion and Kentucky's Old Governor's Mansion.
How to Help
If you would like to participate in the Kentucky Mansion Celebration, please contact Participant Chairman Donna Borden at 859-806-0657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to sponsor an event or donate to the Kentucky Mansion Celebration, please contact Carol J. Mitchell at 502-226-6440 or email@example.com.