Kentucky's Governor's Mansion

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This collection explores Kentucky’s historic Governor’s Mansion. The Beaux Arts-style mansion was built in 1914 and patterned after France’s Petit Trianon. A collection of video segments explores the history of the mansion and includes a film telling the mansion story from the perspective of Kentucky children. Five media galleries include images of architectural details, furnishings, and paintings.

  • Kentucky's Governor's Mansion: A Collection of Classroom Segments

    This collection of classroom video segments help tell the fascinating story of the Kentucky's Governor's Mansion. Included are segments from the Michael Breeding Media documentary Kentucky’s Governor’s Mansion: A Century of Reflection. Narrated by Diane Sawyer, the documentary explores the architectural, political, and social history of the mansion, from the events that led to its construction in 1914 to its continuing unique role in the 21st century.

    Also included are the mansion’s story told through the perspective of Kentucky Children and a storytelling performance from the KET series In Performance at the Governor’s Mansion.

    Watch the complete Kentucky Governor’s Mansion: A Century of Reflection documentary.

     

    Grades: K-12
  • Kentucky's Governor's Mansion Architecture

    This collection of images shows architecture from the Kentucky Governor's Mansion. The mansion is both a private home and a public building. These images are of some of the architecture found on the first floor, which hold the public reception and dining rooms as well as a ballroom.

    Completed in 1914, it was Kentucky's second official executive mansion. Designed in the Beaux Arts style popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, the mansion was patterned after France's Petit Trianon.

    Grades: K-12
  • Kentucky's Governor's Mansion Furniture

    This collection of images shows architecture from the Kentucky Governor's Mansion. The mansion is both a private home and a public building. These images are of furniture found on the first floor, which hold the public reception and dining rooms as well as a ballroom.

    Completed in 1914, it was Kentucky's second official executive mansion. Designed in the Beaux Arts style popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, the mansion was patterned after France's Petit Trianon.

    Grades: K-12
  • Kentucky's Governor's Mansion Objects

    This collection of images shows architecture from the Kentucky Governor's Mansion. The mansion is both a private home and a public building. These images are of items found on the first floor, which hold the public reception and dining rooms as well as a ballroom.

    Completed in 1914, it was Kentucky's second official executive mansion. Designed in the Beaux Arts style popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, the mansion was patterned after France's Petit Trianon.

    Grades: K-12
  • Kentucky's Governor's Mansion Paintings

    This collection of images shows architecture from the Kentucky Governor's Mansion. The mansion is both a private home and a public building. These paintings are found on the first floor, which hold the public reception and dining rooms as well as a ballroom.

    Completed in 1914, it was Kentucky's second official executive mansion. Designed in the Beaux Arts style popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, the mansion was patterned after France's Petit Trianon.

    Grades: K-12
  • Kentucky's Governor's Mansion Portraits

    This collection of images shows architecture from the Kentucky Governor's Mansion. The mansion is both a private home and a public building. These portraits are found on the first floor, which hold the public reception and dining rooms as well as a ballroom.

    Completed in 1914, it was Kentucky's second official executive mansion. Designed in the Beaux Arts style popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, the mansion was patterned after France's Petit Trianon.

    Grades: K-12

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