“We entertained a number of national leaders, including President and Mrs. Harry S. Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt, President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, Robert and Edward Kennedy, and their families, President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, Adalai Stevenson, Steward Udall, Vice President and Mrs. Hubert Humphrey… President Truman was a favorite guest and was always quite at home at the piano.” - Marjory Hart McNichols 

Mr. Boettcher loved to collect model ships-in abundance. So much so that Mrs. Boettcher found them cluttering her beautifully decorated home. She requested that he move his beloved collection elsewhere. His solution? Build a small restaurant at the Brown Palace to display the ships and call it the Ship Tavern.  

The Preservation Fund restored the “Cutty Sark” one of two ships that remain at the Residence. It is on display in the "Governor's Room".