Kearns Strikes it Rich
Thomas Kearns strikes it rich in Park City, Utah through creating one of the greatest silver and lead mines in the world.
The Mansion is Built
Thomas and his wife Jennie use their newfound fortune to construct a 17,000 square foot mansion in Salt Lake City.
A Famous Visitor
President Theodore Roosevelt pays a visit to the Mansion.
Kearns Passes Away
Thomas Kearns dies from injuries sustained during an auto/pedestrian accident, widowing Jennie.
Mansion Donated to the State
After raising her children at the Mansion, Jennie donates it to the State of Utah.
Another Famous Visitor
President Dwight D. Eisenhower visits the Mansion.
Mansion Changes Hands
Mansion is given to the Utah Historical Society and no longer serves as the governor’s residence.
Mansion Renewed as Governor’s Residence
Governor Scott Matheson renovates the Mansion.
Christmas Tree Fire
A Christmas tree fire causes extensive damage to the mansion.
Current Mansion resident Governor Gary R. Herbert has lived at the residence for 11 years. The Mansion hosts numerous events honoring Utahns, as well as provides tours to the public.