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Saturday, October 25, 2014
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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

through Sunday.



"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

Regina

Phone (306) 787-5720



For tours call: (306) 787-5717
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