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Our First Family's HomeOut now: Our First Family’s Home: The Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden from Ohio University Press!

This richly illustrated volume tells the story of the home that has served as Oho's executive residence since 1957, and of the nine governors and their families who have lived in the house. Photographs by award-winning environmental photographer Ian Adams and botanical art by Dianne McElwain showcase the beauty of the home's Jacobethan Revival architecture and the myriad of native plants that grace the three acres on which the Residence stands. Our First Family's Home highlights an intimate tour of the Heritage Garden, which was inspired by Ohio's diverse landscape. Former Governor Ted Strickland and First Lady Emerita Frances Strickland discuss the increasing focus on green energy at the Governor's Residence and First Lady Emerita Hope Taft explains how native plants can help sustain the environment.

Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden
358 North Parkview Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43209