First Lady Glenna Fletcher's Communication Office
Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation Donates Money To The “People’s House”

Press Release Date:  Thursday, August 25, 2005  
Contact Information:  Dottie Persinger
Brandi List

Helping preserve one of Kentucky’s greatest treasures

FRANKFORT, Ky.:  First Lady Glenna Fletcher announces that the Governor’s Mansion Preservation Foundation has received a donation from the Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation (KMPF) of $10,000 which will be used to help preserve and restore the People’s House.

“We are honored to receive this generous donation from the Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation,” Mrs. Fletcher stated, “and are grateful for their commitment to help preserve not only the Governor’s Mansion but many other historic structures and sites throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

The Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1968 for the preservation, restoration and maintenance of Kentucky’s historic properties. Mrs. Beula Nunn spearheaded the founding and leading of KMPF and restored not only the Governor’s Mansion, but White Hall, Henry Clay’s Law Office, the Museum of the Barrens and the Mary Todd Lincoln House.

Board members of the KMPF are dedicated to continuing Mrs. Nunn’s work and passing on our heritage to those in future generations.

“What could be more appropriate for the Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation to contribute to the refurbishing of the Governor’s Mansion,” Mrs. Priscilla Lynd, Chairwoman, KMPF.

“Since Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation was originally founded by my mother in 1968 to raise money to refurbish the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, I felt it only appropriate that we continue our support of the State’s premier historic home. It is, after all, the mission of KMPF to help save and restore Kentucky’s historic sites. This one happens to belong to all the citizens of Kentucky,” stated Jennie Lou Nunn Penn, KMPF.

First Lady Glenna Fletcher unveiled plans for the first comprehensive preservation of the Governor’s Mansion in more than 20 years on April 21, 2005.  The Governor’s Mansion Preservation Foundation will raise private funds for the preservation of this Kentucky treasure, the people’s house.  The Governor’s Mansion Preservation Foundation is a 501(c)3. 

For more information about the Governor’s Mansion Preservation Foundation, visit the website at