Governor's Reception Room

The first governor to use the Governor's Reception Room was Samuel Van Sant who moved into the space in December 1904, a few weeks before the end of his term in office.

   Images of the Governor's Reception Room

There are four Civil War paintings in the Governor's Reception Room:
   The Battle of Gettysburg
      by Rufus F. Zogbaum
   The Second Minnesota Regiment at Mission Ridge
      by Douglas Volk
   The Battle of Nashville
      by Howard Pyle
   The Fourth Minnesota Regiment Entering Vicksburg
      by Francis D. Millet

Plus two more in the anteroom:
   The Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Entering Little Rock
      by Stanley Arthurs
   The Fifth Minnesota Regiment at Corinth
      by Edwin H. Blashfield


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Battle of Gettysburg


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Second Minnesota Regiment at Mission Ridge, Nov. 25, 1863


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Battle of Nashville


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Fourth Minnesota Regiment Entering Vicksburg, July 4, 1863


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Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Entering Little Rock


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The Fifth Minnesota Regiment at Corinth