By Mary Miley Theobald, introduction by David Baldacci
The Virginia Executive Mansion is the oldest occupied governor's residence in the United States, and it will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2013. This publication, co-published by the Mansion's Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Library of Virginia, is the official bicentennial history of the mansion. First House kicks-off a yearlong series of special events celebrating the mansion's bicentennial.
First House: Two Centuries with Virginia's First Families was written by Virginia historian Mary Miley Theobald and chronicles the mansion's important role as residence, office, and social setting for the past fifty-four Virginia governors. The book, which was designed by Carol Roper Hoffler of Literati, includes a welcome from Governor and Mrs. Robert F. McDonnell and an introduction written by internationally renowned novelist, David Baldacci.
172 pages, Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-88490-210-2, Library of Virginia, 2012.
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