Mission Statement

The mission of the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund is to preserve and restore the Mansion as a National Historic Landmark and to share the history, architectural and civic legacy of the Mansion for the benefit and education of the public.

In 1992, the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund (GJMEF), a 501 (c)(3)
organization, was formed; its sole mission is to preserve the architectural and historical
character of this important and unique structure. The ongoing rehabilitation preserves
the Mansion as a cherished artifact from another age and returns it to its rightful role as
a gathering-place for social, business and civic functions. A “Friends of the Mansion”
public membership program brings additional financial support to the Mansion and

welcomes visitors to enjoy its beauty and programs. The Engineers Club and the
Endowment Fund work cooperatively to present concerts, theatrical performances,

symposia and other educational programs to which the public are invited. The
Endowment Fund’s distinguished Advisory Council, made up of museum professionals,
historians, architects and preservationists, advises the Mansion on fulfilling its
educational mission, with a particular focus on Baltimore’s Gilded Age. We have
establishing partnerships and other collaborations with cultural resources and historic
sites in Mount Vernon and throughout the City. Our programs have cemented strong
partnerships with the Walters Art Museum, Maryland Historical Society and other
important institutions. Our membership in the Greater Baltimore History Alliance helps
us build partnerships with historic homes and small history museums throughout the
region.


 

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