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Arkansas Governor's Mansion Association

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About Us


The Arkansas Governor's Mansion Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization that raises funds for the restoration and preservation of the Arkansas Governor's Mansion.


The association is operated by a group of involved citizens from across the state who are nominated and voted on by the Association to serve a two-year term. It is an independent organization that relies on the contributions of the general public to address the day-to-day needs of the Mansion.


The Arkansas Governor's Mansion has long been more than just a home to our state's leaders.  It is also our state's front door, welcoming visitors and dignitaries from all over the world.

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New Mansion Administrator
Mary Ashleigh Harper

Governor's Mansion Administrator Mary Ashleigh Harper joins Governor Sarah Sanders' administration having spent the last eight years in public service to the State of Arkansas.  Mary Ashleigh has worked the past three years as a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Education Coordinator, representing the Arkansas Rural Partnership.  Prior to that she spent two years in the classroom as a first-grade teacher at Noble-Allbritton Elementary School in Hamburg School District.  She also served as the Coordinator of the First Lady of Arkansas in the Office of Governor Asa Hutchinson.  Mary Ashleigh is a Hamburg native and graduate of both the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (BA) and the University of Arkansas at Monticello (M.Ed.). 

Upcoming Events

Governor's Mansion Circle

The Governor's Circle is comprised of individuals, couples, businesses, and families who join by making an annual $1500 donation to the Governor's Mansion Association.  The Circle makes a significant difference in the preservation, refurbishing and enhancement projects at the Mansion.


Circle membership is limited, so please join early! 

Friends of the Mansion


You can help the Mansion Association in its mission to preserve and maintain the Governor's Mansion by becoming a Friend of the Mansion. Your $50 yearly donation will make a significant difference in preservation efforts for the Arkansas Governor's Mansion - the center of southern hospitality and charm in Arkansas.


Mansion News


1800 Center, the Arkansas Governor's Mansion Newsletter, is published bi-annually. Access to our newsletters is always available from this area of our web page.

Fall 2015


John P. Gill authored Open House The Arkansas Governor's Mansion and Its Place In History in January of 2011. It is available for purchase from the University of Arkansas Press. Click on the graphic of the book below to be taken to that web site.

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Arkansas Governor's Mansion 2022 

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