MANSION TOURS AND EVENTS POSTPONED UNTIL FALL – DUE TO STATE’S CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

RELEASE UPDATE 4.30.2020

OLYMPIA, Wash.  – As a response to the coronavirus outbreak and supporting local officials and government leaders, all Wednesday tours of the Washington state Governor’s Mansion – made available by docents of the Governor’s Mansion Foundation (GMF) –  are  postponed until September 2020. At that time the Women’s History Tours focusing on Woman’s Suffrage, previously planned for March, will be presented.  The September tours will portray the March 22, 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for voting rights for women by the Washington State Legislature.  The suffrage recreation will be during the normal tour times on Wednesdays on September 9, 16, and 23.  These tours will be at 1:00, 1:20, 1:40 and 2:00 p.m.

In addition, the “Four Seasons of Tango” GMF quarterly concert scheduled for March 30, 2020 has been cancelled and rescheduled to May 17, 2021.  Those making reservations will be contacted directly by the Concerts Chair regarding payments.  The planned concert for May 18, 2020 is now cancelled.

Also postponed until September:

Helmi Juvonen Exhibit Opening – the program featuring works by Northwest Artist Helmi Dagmar Juvonen (1903-1985) has been postponed to September 22 for the exhibit installation and the opening reception postponed to September 24, 2020.

The Rembrandt Peale Portrait of George Washington – originally scheduled for April 23, 2020 at the Mansion featuring Dr. Susan Casteras has been postponed until later this fall or 2021.  Information will be provided when a new date is set for the event.

The Governor’s Mansion Foundation, an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan organization, hosts weekly tours of the Mansion on most Wednesdays (except holidays and the month of August).  To learn more on becoming a “Friend of the Mansion”, or for more information on the GMF, visit www.wagovmansion.org.