Friends of the Story Mansion


The Exergy 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.

Exergy Friends of 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). A new chapter is unfolding under Exergy Friends of Story Mansion (EFSM) beginning in June 2012. The Exergy-Friends combination merges the many valued community commitments of Exergy Development Group with the community vision for the mansion demonstrated by Friends of the Story.

Under EFSM, 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.


Exergy Development Group was founded in 2001 in Helena and has headquarters in Boise, Idaho. The corporation focuses on development of renewable energy projects in the West and Midwest. That focus broadens as Exergy builds visibility through sponsorship of projects within the areas it serves. The rehabilitation of the Story Mansion is a signature project in Bozeman, capitalized by Exergy in concert with many individuals and organizations who elect to be "friends of the Story."

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
  • Gordon "Corky" Brittan, Vice President
  • Jane D. Klockman, Secretary
  • Jack Davant, Treasurer
  • Peter Bogey
  • Peggy Beltrone
  • Jerome Coffey
  • Elizabeth Darrow

Advisory Board

  • Ron Gompertz
  • Kaaren Jacobson
  • Mara-Gai Katz
  • Connie Ostrovsky
  • Dede Taylor
  • Jim Webster

Volunteer Committees & Staffing

Exergy 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. Friends is staffed by a part-time office manager. If you are interested in volunteering, email us at