Friends of the Missouri Governor's Mansion - Rotary Presentation

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  • Governor B. Gratz Brown and his family moved in on January 20, 1872.
  • George Ingham Barnett also designed the Henry Shaw House, located on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Visitors at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion are welcomed by a talented group of volunteers known as docents. The over 70 docents provide the public tours, assist at special events throughout the year. Docents are trainers, educators, tour guides, researchers, public relations specialists and ambassadors for Jefferson City.
  • Over 70,000 visitors a year, 4th graders from around the State of Missouri visit the Capital City.
  • Supported by a grant from the Missouri Arts Council, FMGM’s Arts Exploration program was developed as a new option for fine arts education to educators whether they visit the mansion or explore it virtually from our interactive website.
  • Friends of the Missouri Governor's Mansion - Rotary Presentation

    1. 1. Rebecca Gordon, Executive Director Jeanette Dulle, Docent Chair 611 East Capitol Avenue Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 573.230.7000 573.230.3118 www.missourimansion.org Bringing art and history to life
    2. 2. “To live in this house is to have a handclasp with history. You can’t live here long and not grow to love the building” First Lady of Missouri Geraldine “Jerry” Dalton
    3. 3. The Mansion The Missouri Governor’s Mansion was completed in late December 1871. The mansion was built in only eight months, with much of the work being performed by prisoners of the penitentiary. The cost? Less than $75,000 including some furnishings.
    4. 4. The mansion was designed by noted St. Louis architect George Ingham Barnett in the Mansard Style . A very popular style at the time.
    5. 5. Our History Founded in 1974, Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion, formerly Missouri Mansion Preservation is a statewide, non-profit, non-partisan 501 (C) 3 organization. Our Mission Friends of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion preserves the residence’s history though education program and stewardship of its historical treasures. Our vision as a statewide non-profit, non-partisan organization is to collaborate with the State of Missouri and its First Families to preserve the Missouri Governor’s Mansion for future generations.
    6. 6. PRESERVATION A Living History
    7. 7. Docent Program
    8. 8. Tours
    9. 9. Passport to the Past: Arts Exploration
    10. 10. Fundraising • Grants • Corporate Donations • Individual Contributions • Events • Merchandise

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