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Historic Governors' Mansion receives several donations from the Tobin family

Historic Governors' Mansion receives several donations from the Tobin family

Marialyce Tobin has donated several items on behalf of Governor Frank Barrett’s family to the Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion. Marialyce is the daughter of Governor Barrett. Barrett was Governor from 1951 to 1953. He died in 1962. Included in the donation are crystal and silver pieces from the home of Governor Barrett and Marialyce and the late Richard Tobin. These pieces tell an important story of the life and times of the Governor and his family. Originally from Lusk, many of these items, includes a painting that was a permanent fixture in the family home as well as a chair given to the family by Herman Werner, a one of a kind piece that is over 150 years old. “We are delighted to have these objects in the Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion. They allow the Mansion to be as accurate as possible in telling the story of these dedicated public servants who served the people and the state,” says Superintendent Christina Bird. “Mrs. Tobin leaves a legacy at the Mansion that will be very beneficial for generations to come.” Items will be on display throughout the Mansion in the upcoming months. Currently closed in preparation for holiday events, the Historic Governors’ Mansion will reopen on Nov. 20. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Wednesday through Saturday. h/t: Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources photo - A silver set, donated by Marialyce Tobin and used by Governor Frank Barrett, is now a part of the Wyoming Historic Governors' Mansion collection. #shortgo