Friends of the Story Mansion

How Can I Help?

There are many ways that you can help write the next chapter of the Story Mansion.

Become a Member

To assure the future for the Mansion to all can enjoy, we ask that you support the Story by becoming a member of Friends of the Story Mansion. For more details regarding, visit Membership on this website.

In addition to becoming a member of Friends of the Story Mansion, here are numerous additional ways that you can help write the next chapter of the Story Mansion.

If you are interested in helping or contributing in any of the following ways, please contact us at 406-570-9336 or email us at


Volunteering with Friends of the Story Mansion is fun! Our volunteers are diverse - Consisting of young and old, working and retired people and people of varying political persuasions. But, the one thing we share is a passion the historic Story Mansion and a dedication to seeing it become a thriving educational, cultural and social center, while enhancing community and economic vitality.

Friends of the Story Mansion currently has ten, active, well-organized working committees, chaired by diverse and influential community leaders.

Committee Chaired By
Arts Advocates Erin Anderson
Business Mandy Drysdale
Education & Outreach Dede Taylor
Events Valerie Schaefer
Furnishings Robin Owen
Landscaping Jody Rasker
Membership Mandy Drysdale
Publicity and Marketing   Jane Klockman
Story Under the Stars Ron Gompertz



Mutually-beneficial event sponsorship and communications underwriting (e.g., e-News) are available for businesses, individual, or media that would like reach the community and/or the Friends of the Story Mansion, as well as show their support for this important community center.

Furnishing Donations Wishlist

Friends of the Story is looking for donations of non-priceless antiques or reproduction period furniture and art, in addition to functional needs listed below. Our furnishings committee will assess the suitability of items for placement in the mansion. Please understand that items donated will become the property of and insured by the City of Bozeman. You will be given the Friends' tax ID number upon receipt. Donors agree that items accepted but not used in the mansion may be sold by the Friends at a benefit antique sale in the future. If you wish to donate items only to the Friends of the Story, Inc., they will be accepted as loans and will have to be insured by you, the owner.

Please contact the Friends message line at 406-570-9336 or the Furnishings Committee: Robin Owen or Jennifer Coleman to donate or for more information.

Kitchen equipment

  • Warming oven
  • Kitchen counters
  • Electric can opener
  • Large coffee maker
  • Toaster oven
  • Hot plate
  • Electric tea kettle


  • Framed paintings
  • Framed historic photos


  • Conference-size antique table for library
  • Antique and comfortable chairs for conference table


  • A very good piano
  • Portable coat-rack

Photos and Memorabilia

In addition to furnishings, Friends of the Story Mansion is also interested in:

  • Story Family Photos: Photographs of early Bozeman or the Story Family Mansion to decorate the walls of the Story Mansion.
  • Historic SAE Photos & Memorabilia: Unique and distinctive historic photos of the early SAE house, classic photos of SAE members and Evelyn Zimmerer (the infamous SAE house mother), as well as SAE memorabilia to be displayed in an area of the Mansion dedicated to the Story Mansion SAE legacy.