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4:59 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

New Documentary Celebrates 100 Year Old Kentucky Governor's Mansion

The centennial celebration of the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion begins this week with the premiere of a new documentary about the residence.

The film is narrated by Kentucky native Diane Sawyer. It features reenactments, interviews with former governors and their families as well as current Governor Steve Beshear.

State curator and director of historic properties David Buchta says the film pays meticulous attention to detail:

“We brought in about 80 actresses and actors and actually a vintage dance group and we reenacted the famous opening party of the mansion and we actually created the whole table setting and everything that was done during that time,” he said. 

Premieres will be held in Frankfort on Wednesday and in Lexington Thursday.