New Exhibit Opens at Government House to Celebrate the Past 125 Years
Our Stories: Artifacts Tell All! is a new feature exhibit opening at Government House in Regina this afternoon to celebrate Government House’s 125th anniversary.
This exhibit shares the history of Government House over the last 125 years through the stories of original artifacts. It features a number of unique artifacts, along with multimedia and interactive programming elements. The exhibit is open to the public free of charge during regular hours and will remain on display until October 31, 2016.
“Our Stories: Artifacts Tell All! offers a unique and exciting opportunity to learn about Government House and the history behind the building over the last 125 years,” Minister responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Mark Docherty said. “This exhibit tells the fascinating stories from an imagined, first person perspective of the more familiar and unique artifacts on display. It’s a fun way to see the artifacts in a new light and I encourage people to come out to visit it.”
There are also two other new exhibits on display that help mark the 125th anniversary of Government House. A Palace on the Prairies was developed by the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan and traces the chronological life of Government House and the various uses it was put to over its 125 year history. Votes for Women: Celebrating 100 Years! opened this past March and shares the story of how Saskatchewan women secured the right to vote on March 14, 1916.
Government House was built in 1891 and first served as the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories. Restored to the period of Lieutenant Governor Amédée Forget who was in office from 1898-1910, the museum offers a glimpse of life at Government House at the turn of the 20th century. Engaging experiences for children and visitors alike are offered at Government House year round, including activities in the Edwardian Gardens during the summer which provide a welcoming green space so visitors can enjoy the richness and beauty of this heritage landmark.
For more information about this exhibit and other programming at Government House, please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/govthouse or call 306-787-5773. Government House can also be found on Twitter @Govt_House and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/governmenthouse.