Texas Governor’s Mansion Collection
The Mansion Collection of fine and decorative arts consists of furnishings acquired by Friends of the Governor’s Mansion, primarily in the early 1980s, and historically significant pieces owned by the State of Texas. Furniture is American made during the first half of the 19th century, with a few English and later pieces. The paintings and works on paper relate to Texas, and include treasures like the state owned portrait of Sam Houston by Martin Johnson Heade. Beautiful ceramics, glass and silver objects decorate the ten historic rooms in the oldest areas of the Mansion. The Governor’s Memento Collection honors the occupants of the home since 1856, with an object representing every governor to live in the Mansion.