Governor Warner Mansion season opens Sunday

The Governor Warner Mansion, a house museum on Grand River in Farmington, will host its spring open house on Sunday, April 7.

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., visitors may tour the former home of Michigan Governor Fred M. Warner and learn more about the Mansion’s 2019 programs.

Built in 1867 by Farmington pioneer P.D. Warner, the Victorian Italianate home sits on three acres with a gazebo, carriage barn, and gardens tended by volunteers. Governor Warner’s grandchildren deeded the house to the City of Farmington in 1980 for use as a museum.

The Mansion will also host a “Pages in the Parlor” event on Wednesday, April 3, 7 p.m. Bailey Sisoy Isgro will share a presentation based on her book, “Rosie-A Detroit Herstory.” The book is about Detroit, World War II and the women, “Rosie the Riveters”, who helped save the world.

Both events are free and open to the public. The Mansion is located at 33805 Grand River. To learn more, follow its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/governor.mansion/ or visit https://www.ci.farmington.mi.us/Community/Parks-and-Recreation/Warner-Mansion.aspx