As part of the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration, a new documentary about the architectural, social and political history of the residence has been released.The film, titled Kentucky Governor’s Mansion: A Century of Reflection is narrated by Kentucky native and ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer, and premiered January 15 at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort and January 16 at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington.
The documentary features historical reenactments along with interviews from former governors and their families, including former Miss America and Kentucky First Lady Phyllis George Brown, Gov. Martha Layne Collins and current Gov. Steve Beshear. The film offers an unprecedented look at family and political life at the mansion – including milestones throughout both Kentucky’s and the nation’s history.
“The Kentucky Governor’s Mansion is a timeless treasure steeped in history, architectural symmetry and elegance,” said Michael Breeding, producer and director of the fim. “I have had the esteemed privilege of coming to know the architects, designers, builders, first families, staff and caretakers whose incomparable dedication and contributions have brought this mansion to life. It is my sincere hope that this documentary can provide a fitting introduction to the people of Kentucky, and that they might see in this great landmark all that I’ve been privileged to see through the making of this film.”
Kentucky Governor’s Mansion: A Century of Reflection is a Michael Breeding Media production and is presented by The Forcht Group of Kentucky, Forcht Bank, My Favorite Things, Kentucky National Insurance Company and First Financial Credit. A centennial celebration gala is scheduled for June.