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Salt Lake City, Utah - Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. and First Lady Mary Kaye Huntsman invite the public to the Governor's Mansion in December to kick off the holiday season. The Open House to the public begins Dec. 1 and will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., ending Dec. 15.

The decoration theme this year is supporting the military, including a tree dedicated to those Utahns who gave their lives for the freedom of others in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq.

Many in the community contributed to decorating the Mansion, orchestrated by the First Lady: Groups involved in Mansion decorations:

  • Parlor and entry: Modern Display
  • Library: Washington Elementary in Salt Lake City
  • Grand Entry: Spouses of National Guardsmen
  • Formal Dining: Val Rasmussen
  • Informal Dining: Mary Kaye Huntsman
  • Stairs and Ballroom: Every Blooming Thing


In addition to the public open house, the press is invited this week to tour the mansion at times more convenient for broadcasting or publication beginning today until Friday, Dec. 1. Please contact Lisa Roskelley at 538-1503 to arrange a time to visit the mansion.

Public Open House Tour Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Dec. 1 until Dec. 15: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
No reservations are required. Address: 603 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

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