LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Homes across the state are decking the halls of their home with festive cheer, including the Arkansas' Governor's mansion. First Lady Ginger Beebe came up with many of the concepts herself, and Chris Olsen is taking us on a tour with the first lady as his guide during our series of holidays at the governor's mansion.
Today we go to the Grand Hall, which is in the back of the Governor's Mansion. The hall was added in 2003 for a larger entertainment space and is available for groups to come and have events. A lot of non-profit groups can also have their fundraising projects here.
The chandelier was designed by someone in Texas, but it represents Arkansas with its diamond-shaped crystals, apple blossom flowers, and pine cones that were molded from pine cones found on the property. The wall sconces that match the chandelier actually have an Arkansas Diamond.
Each stair in the room represents a governor who has lived in the mansion.