Celebrating 60 Years
Celebrating 60 Years of the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion
The Louisiana Governor’s Mansion Preservation Foundation is excited to introduce the 2023 Christmas ornament celebrating 60 years of the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion. The sunflower has historically been an integral symbol of Louisiana due in large part to Governor Jimmie Davis. When he recorded “You Are My Sunshine,” the sunflower quickly became associated with him and the song. In fact, this legacy is reflected in the foyer of the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion, which showcases a mural hand painted by world-renowned artist, Auseklis Ozols. In the northeast corner of this mural, two symbols honor Governor Jimmie Davis – a guitar and a sunflower to represent this song.