Monday, 12 16, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2013) — Just in time for your holiday gift giving, the Kentucky Division of Historic Properties announces the release of the Kentucky Governor's Mansion ornament to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Commonwealth's architectural landmark in 2014.
“Everyone can be a part of this special celebration by purchasing this collectible ornament,” said David Buchta, director of the Division of Historic Properties. “Not only will they get a beautiful ornament, but the proceeds from the sale go to the endowment fund to preserve the mansion for future generations.”
This historic landmark has been home to 25 governors and their families, and has served as an impressive setting for welcoming dignitaries from across the globe as well as the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Each ornament comes in its own presentation box along with information and history about the Kentucky Governor's Mansion. The ornament has been masterfully designed and crafted by the ChemArt Company, the same company that has provided the annual White House Christmas Ornament to collectors around the world.
The $30 ornament may be purchased at the state capitol tour desk, Frankfort/Franklin Count Tourist Commission or Berry Mansion. For online purchases, go to http://historicproperties.ky.gov/ and click on the link to the division’s eBay store. For more information or to order by phone, call (502) 564-3449 or (502) 564-0900.
For the latest Centennial Celebration news go to http://governorsmansion.ky.gov/centennial/.