News Release - May 20, 1999
GOVERNMENT HOUSE TO INCREASE OPENING HOURS
Provincial Secretary Berny Wiens today announced expanded summer hours
at Government House Heritage Property. Starting on the Victoria Day
weekend and continuing through the Labour Day weekend, the popular
tourist attraction will be open from 10 am to 4 pm from Tuesday
"The museum at Government House provides a fascinating glimpse of the
history not only of Saskatchewan but of western Canada," Wiens said.
"At one point an area larger than Europe including all of present-day
Alberta and Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and part of
Manitoba were governed from this house. I am pleased that my
department is extending opening hours during the summer season to
share this rich history with as many people as possible."
Government House was built in 1891. The museum at the house is a
major interpretive and educational feature, attracting thousands of
visitors each year. Its furnished rooms and displays depict the life
of Northwest Territories Lieutenant Governor Amad‚e Forget at the turn
of the century. Forget was the last lieutenant governor of the
Northwest Territories and the first lieutenant governor of
Saskatchewan when it became a province in 1905.
Government House is also a government hospitality facility and
office of the Lieutenant Governor. Guided tours are available.
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For more information, contact:
Terry Sinclair, Acting General Manager
Government House Heritage Property
Phone (306) 787-5720
For tours call: (306) 787-5717