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  • Friday, November 30, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor’s Mansion Christmas Decorations Honor U.S. Armed Forces
    This holiday season, Gov. Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry give special thanks and recognition to our nation’s armed forces through military-themed Christmas decorations at the Governor’s Mansion. This year marks the first Christmas that the mansion has been decorated since the completion of its restoration this summer.

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Historic Furnishings Begin Move Back to Governor’s Mansion as Project Nears Completion
    As the massive restoration of the Texas Governor’s Mansion nears completion, pieces from the historic Governor’s Mansion Collection are being moved back into the home. Owned by the state and the non-profit Friends of the Governor's Mansion, the collection was removed when the deferred maintenance project started in October 2007. The return of the collection marks the first stage of the move phase of the Governor’s Mansion restoration. The first family is expected to move back into the Governor’s Mansion, the home of 40 Texas governors, when the project is completed late next month.

  • Wednesday, February 01, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Geise Named Governor’s Mansion Administrator
    Liz Geise has been named administrator of the Texas Governor's Mansion, where she will be responsible for the operation, use and maintenance of the Governor's Mansion and surrounding grounds. The mansion administrator works closely with the governor and first lady, and also coordinates with the State Preservation Board, Texas Historical Commission and Friends of the Texas Governor's Mansion to preserve the property. The mansion has served as the official residence for Texas governors and their families since 1856, is the fourth oldest continuously occupied governor's residence in the U.S., and the oldest governor's mansion west of the Mississippi River.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2009 • Austin, Texas • First Lady Press Release
    First Lady Anita Perry Announces Texas Governor’s Mansion Restoration Project Architect
    First Lady Anita Perry, along with the State Preservation Board, today announced the selection of the firm Ford, Powell and Carson of San Antonio as the Project Architect for the Texas Governor's Mansion restoration.

  • Wednesday, June 03, 2009 • First Lady Press Release
    81st Legislature Approves Funds to Restore Historic Texas Governor’s Mansion
    AUSTIN - Nearly one year after fire almost destroyed the 153-year-old Texas Governor's Mansion, the 81st Texas Legislature has appropriated $22 million in general revenue funds to restore the historic home.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2009 • First Lady Press Release
    Texas Education Agency announces new Texas Governor’s Mansion curriculum
    AUSTIN - The Texas Education Agency, in partnership with the Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund today announced the release of a new social studies curriculum called "This House is Your House" that can be used by students studying Texas history.

  • Monday, February 09, 2009 • First Lady Press Release
    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Independent Banks Launch Mansion Restoration Drive
    The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) Wednesday joined First Lady Anita Perry’s Texas Governor’s Mansion Restoration Project, launching a statewide fund-raising drive through its borders-to-borders membership.

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2008 • First Lady Press Release
    First Lady Anita Perry Unveils Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund PSAs
    AUSTIN – First Lady Anita Perry today unveiled four public service announcements to raise awareness and encourage donations to the Texas Governor’s Mansion Restoration Fund (TGMRF).

  • Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • First Lady Speech
    Remarks to the San Antonio Conservation Society
    On behalf of all Texans, I give our sincere thanks to everyone at the Conservation Society for joining us in the mission to rebuild our treasured Governor’s Mansion... The generosity they have shown today is an indispensable contribution and serves to continue their mission in preserving Texas’ rich heritage and historic pride.

  • Thursday, August 07, 2008 • First Lady Speech
    Remarks to the Texas Association of Broadcasters Convention and Trade Show
    In just the last 10 years, T-A-B’s community service across the state has invested countless hours and more than $3.7 billion in community organizations throughout Texas. You have also taken a stand on statewide issues that aim to make Texas a safer, better place for people to live and raise their families.