The stately Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion is open for FREE tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, December 8 to 11 and December 15 to 18. The red brick, Colonial Revival style mansion was built in 1908 and purchased in 1923 by Claude Boettcher. The Boettcher family later donated the house to the city. It has been decorated inside and out for the holidays by the American Society of Interior Designers, this year highlighting the spirit of the holidays with designs that celebrate the spirit of international exchange and cultural awareness. Colorado’s Home will celebrate the state’s Sister Cities and global holiday traditions with a décor theme of ‘Colorado’s Kith and Kin.’ Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal and social agreement between towns, cities, counties, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. Rooms will reflect cities in Tajikistan, Austria, Slovenia, Japan, El Salvador and Greece. The tour of the entire main floor includes a peek at the Great Hall and the State Dining Room among others. Tours begin at the Eighth Avenue main gate. There may be a line so all guests are admitted on a first come, first served basis. No reservations are required and are at your own pace so expect to spend from 20- to 45-minutes. 400 E. 8th Ave. (at Logan St.) Denver. For more information, call 303-866-3682.
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