Have you ever wondered how one building can capture the essence and history of an entire state, and all the people who have, and will call it home?
The Boettcher Mansion at 8th and Logan in Denver, home to Colorado’s governors since 1960, is the living embodiment of Colorado’s rich history and promising future…
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 eleven years we have hosted over 130,000 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.
Throughout the years many first families worked to maintain and restore the splendor of the Residence and its grounds. One of the most extensive preservation efforts was undertaken by former First Lady Frances Owens who raised millions of dollars in private funds to restore the home’s stunning interior, enhance the exquisite gardens and to save the handsome Carriage House and Green House structure from demolition while adding the elegant Boettcher Cabinet Room.
In 1959 the state legislature turned down the Boettcher Foundation when it offered the mansion as Colorado’s Executive Residence. The reason? Expense. Days before the home was slated for demolition, then Governor Stephen McNichols accepted the house – and the rest is history.
Today the Governor's Residence at the Boettcher Mansion is a treasure that stands as one of our finest symbols for Colorado's state civic heritage.
The Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund was founded in 2008 to lead the continued preservation and stewardship of Colorado's Home. Our goal is to preserve the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion as a splendid showcase of the state’s cultural and civic heritage and as a place for the people of Colorado to visit and enjoy.