Friends of the Story Mansion


Friends of The Story Mansion is dedicated to preserving Bozeman's historic landmark as a thriving educational, cultural and social center, while enhancing community and economic vitality.

Friends of the Story Mansion

The story of the 100-year old Story Mansion began with its builder, T.B. Story and family (1910-23) who sold to Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity (1923-2003), then bought by the City of Bozeman (2003-2012).

Under the Friends of the Story Mansion, the mansion's 1st floor and grounds operate much as they have under city's stewardship and as were highlighted by events sponsored by Friends of the Story, i.e., "Story Under the Stars" film series, Halloween Witch's House and the Victorian Holiday Tea. New events will be added.

Friends of the Story

DupliKates entertain during Open Mansion Days Summer 2011

Friends of the Story Mansion became a non-profit organization in August 2008 and was fully incorporated in March 2009. The Friends of the Story in cooperation with the City energized public support for a restored and rehabilitated Story Mansion. The Friends vision for use as a community gathering place, emphasizing cultural and educational uses, is embodied in "The Strategic Business Plan" of 2009, a founding document for FOS and EFOS.

Board of Directors

  • Andrew Epple, President of the Board
  • Jane D. Klockman, Secretary
  • Peter Bogey
  • Jerome Coffey
  • Elizabeth Darrow
  • Kaaren Jacobson
  • Mara-Gai Katz

Volunteer Committees & Staffing

The Friends of the Story Mansion is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. An exceptional cadre of volunteers assist with special tours and events that are sponsored or co-sponsored by Friends. If you are interested in volunteering, email us at