City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Wayne Mathes, (209) 652-6060
Release Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 10:00:00 AM

McHenry Mansion Restoration Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Saturday June, 29


The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department is inviting the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the restoration of the McHenry Mansion on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the front steps of the McHenry Mansion at 906 15th Street in Modesto.  The Mansion will be open for tours that day from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

The McHenry Mansion will be resuming its original tour hours which are Sunday through Friday (Closed Saturday for wedding rentals etc.) from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center at 924 15th Street.

A fire occurred at the McHenry Mansion on December 6, 2011.  Although the fire itself was quickly extinguished, the Mansion sustained heavy smoke and water damage.  After an over $2 million restoration, the “Grand Old Lady” is back and is looking better than ever.
 
The McHenry Mansion Foundation will be celebrating the 130th Anniversary of the Mansion and the Restoration with a dinner in the garden on Friday, September  27, 2013.  This date was chosen because the weather usually is much nicer at this time of year.  Cocktails will be at 5 p.m., remarks at 6:15 with dinner to follow.  Cost is $60 per person. For more information concerning this event and to purchase tickets contact the Visitor’s Center (209) 549-0428. 

For booking a wedding, anniversary or similar type of event at the McHenry Mansion, contact Laura Mesa at (209) 652-7190.

For scheduling school group tours, call (209) 577-5235.


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