FRANKFORT, KY (12/3/12) – Just in time for holiday gift giving, the Finance and Administration Cabinet’s Division of Historic Properties announces the release of the 2012 Kentucky State Capitol ornament, the tenth in this limited-edition series. This year’s ornament is a handcrafted replica of the Old Governor’s Mansion carved in fine detail from Kentucky Maple and Cherry.
Made in Kentucky by K&M Crafts of Campbellsville, this keepsake can be hung from its ribbon or the hook can be easily removed to display as a paperweight or desk object. They are available in limited quantities, each individually signed and numbered by the artist. The three-dimensional ornament features the signatures of Governor and First Lady Beshear and the Commonwealth seal. An included brochure gives a brief history of the historic c.1798 mansion.
“The Kentucky Old Governor’s Mansion ornament celebrates the past, present and future of the oldest executive residence still used in the United States,” said David Buchta, director of the Division of Historic Properties. Proceeds generated from the sale of this year’s commemorative ornament will benefit the Division of Historic Properties’ endowment fund to support its mission to preserve the mansion for future generations.
The ornaments cost $25 each and may be viewed and purchased in-person or online starting Dec. 3. For online purchases, go to the Kentucky Division of Historic Properties’ website, http://historicproperties.ky.gov/ and click on the eBay store, Historic Properties. Ornaments will also be sold in Frankfort at the State Capitol tour desk and the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism and Convention Commission. For more information or to order by phone, call (502) 564-3449 or (502) 564-0900.
Information provided by Pamela Trautner (Finance Secretary’s Office)
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