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September 11, 2013

New book released on Old Governor’s Mansion

MILLEDGEVILLE — A new book takes readers inside the stately chambers of the residence of governor’s past. 

“The Old Governor’s Mansion: Georgia’s First Executive Residence,” provides both written and visual detail into the exquisite monument that holds an important place in Milledgeville’s history. 

The Old Governor’s Mansion served as the home to Georgia’s governors from 1839-1868. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the country.

The mansion functions as a historic house museum — a unit of Georgia College. It is open to the public for educational tours and programming.

“For a while, we discussed the need for visitors coming into the mansion to have a written account of the mansion’s history, not only as a supplement to their visit, but also something to take with them or purchase as a gift,” said mansion director Matt Davis.

The book was written by former mansion director James Turner, with contributions from Davis and Travis Byrd, a former graduate assistant. Mercer University Press served as the publisher. 

“It took approximately two years to work on from the initial meeting to discuss the idea to the final delivery of the book,” said Davis.  

The book is not only informational, but it also contains eye-catching photos of the mansion.

“The photos were taken by the university photographer, Tim Vacula, and they capture the beauty and old southern style of the mansion so perfectly that they seem to pop off the page,” he said. 

According to Davis, the book goes beyond information gathered during a typical mansion visit.

“The book discusses all dynamics and facets of history about the building that are usually not brought up during a tour of the mansion,” he said. 

An official book signing will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the executive dinning room of the Old Governor’s Mansion. It is free and open to the public. The book’s authors will be on hand to sign copies and lecture. 

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