About the book:
Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia's Governor’s Mansion, co-authored by First Lady Sandra Deal, is a history of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion told through stories and experiences of the First Families who’ve lived there. The authors worked closely with the Maddox, Carter, Busbee, Harris, Miller, Barnes and Perdue families to include their memories and behind-the-scene photos of life in the Mansion.
“The Mansion belongs to the people of Georgia, and this book is an effort to share and preserve its rich history,” Deal said. “All homes have a story to tell, and the Governor’s Mansion is no exception.”
About the authors:
Sandra Deal, the daughter of educators, has dedicated her life to encouraging childhood education. After teaching for more than fifteen years, she retired as a sixth-grade middle school teacher in Hall County. As First Lady of Georgia, she has focused her energies on a range of issues. Through Read Across Georgia, she has visited all 159 counties in the state to encourage reading for children. Her With a Servant’s Heart platform has encouraged statewide community service programs and volunteerism events. She serves as chair of the Governor’s Office for Children and Families and co-chair of the Georgia Children’s Cabinet. Sandra grew up in Gainesville and graduated from Georgia College and State University.
How to buy:
The book is available for purchase at the Governor's Mansion for $40, beginning. Book sale proceeds from books purchased at the Mansion will go towards a non-profit organization dedicated to maintenance, upkeep, and operations of the Governor’s Mansion. All books purchased from the Governor's Mansion will include signatures from all three authors.
The Mansion is open for tours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. We accept cash, card, and checks, but we cannot ship books. If you are unable to come to the Mansion to purchase books, the book is available on the UGA Press website as well as Amazon. The book is available for purchase beginning October 1, 2015.Please call the Mansion with any book purchase questions. 404.261.1776