Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
December 2006
Holiday Tours of Wisconsin's Executive Residence to Begin December 7

Governor Jim Doyle and First Lady Jessica Doyle announced recently that public holiday tours of Wisconsin's Executive Residence will begin on Thursday, December 7, 2006.

"Jessica and I are pleased to welcome people from across the state to tour Wisconsin's Executive Residence," Governor Doyle said. "The Residence is such a wonderful place to be during the holiday season and we are happy to share our home with the people of Wisconsin."

Those participating in a tour will enjoy a variety of trees, each decorated to honor a different group or cause. Trees on display include:

  • Tribute to the Troops - Honoring Wisconsin servicemen and women
  • Made in Wisconsin – Representing Wisconsin companies and their products
  • O Tannenbaum – Celebrating German culture
  • School Spirit – Symbolizing high school pride
  • Festive Wisconsin – Featuring festivals around the state
  • Highlighting History – Representing 4th graders' views of Wisconsin history

The schedule for the tours is:

  • Thursday, December 7, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 8, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 14, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 19, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 20, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Guided tours last about 30 minutes and include a brief history of the Residence. Wisconsin musicians will perform at each tour as well.

There is no charge for admission. However, visitors attending the Holiday Tours are encouraged to bring new or nearly new children's books to the Executive Residence. Books collected during the holiday season will be distributed to literacy organizations.

Groups of 20 or more are asked to make a reservation by calling 608-246-5501. The Executive Residence is located at 99 Cambridge Road on Madison's northeast side in the Village of Maple Bluff. The Executive Residence is handicapped accessible.

Find out more about the Executive Residence at on Jessica Doyle's website.

-- Office of the Governor

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