Welcome to the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion!
The mission of the Governor's Residence Preservation Fund is to preserve the historic Governor's Residence at the Boettcher Mansion and bring it into full use and enjoyment for Colorado residents. Education Programs, public programs and events are statewide, inclusive and non-partisan. In six years we have hosted over 50,000 visitors to the Residence for public tours, cultural arts and heritage celebrations and state industry events. Most of them were first-time visitors, delighted to enjoy the beauty of Colorado’s Home.
Here are a few of the upcoming programs and events at the Residence. We hope to see you there for at least one of them in the year ahead!
Education and Colorado History
- Our standards-based Education Program brings Colorado history to life for 3rd to 5th grade students, serving 3,000 students each school year. An interactive web-based program supports social study educators in the classroom as well.
- New Historic Public Tours welcome the public to the stunning Residence, the Governor's Gardens, Carriage House, restored green house and elegant Cabinet Room.
- Doors Open Denver - April 23rd and 24th
- Summer Tours every Tuesday, June 14th - August 16th, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 45 minute tours begin at every quarter hour.
- Holiday Tours, 2016: Dates to come!
- A Master Plan combines and prioritizes long-term preservation needs for buildings & architecture, the Boettcher collection, and gardens and landscapes. We are also forming plans to conduct a formal appraisal of the entire Boettcher Collection to assess and identify critical repair and restoration needs to ensure its proper ongoing conservation.
- The first phase of $1 million in assessed critical structural repairs was completed in December 2012. Supported by a grant from the State Historical Fund, the front section of the crumbling perimeter wall, re-grading portions of the front lawn to prevent further water damage to the foundation and basement, and refurbishing the original wood frame windows in the Carriage House were part of the project. See photos on our new Facebook page!