All On-site Education Programs Are Cancelled Until Further Notice.
June was National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
In the spirit of taking care of each other and focusing on the health and safety of our communities and physically-isolating, we moved our celebrations of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous People’s Day online.
Government House is honoured to share with you the current art exhibit in the Queen Elizabeth II Art Gallery which is presented by OSAC's Arts on the Move Program. The exhibit is entitled Common Truths with paintings by Donna Langhorne.
“Common Truths” continues Donna’s work of examining how challenges facing Indigenous people today can be identified and addressed artistically with reference to traditional teachings and concepts.
This exhibit is presented in Five Groupings, each grouping has a theme and uses a common shape. It confronts twenty (20) common truths impacting Indigenous people.
We are especially privileged to have Donna Langhorne speak to each one of her paintings in the videos. While the colours will grab your attention, the meanings behind each picture will make you linger.
To view the videos go to https://governmenthousesk.ca/educational-programs/active-learning-programs/common-truths- There are also activity pages posted at the bottom of the page that can be used to engage students / kids with this exhibit.
Government House opened to the public on July 6, with special measures in place to protect the health and safety of everyone in our building. We are meeting or exceeding public health orders and guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Know Before You Go
- Visitors MUST pre-book their private tour of the museum. Pre-booking is being used to manage the number of visitors inside the building at any one time. Book your private 1 hour tour in advance with our online booking form or by phone 306-526-7090. Your private tour can only include your family unit/social bubble, up to a maximum of 9 people.
- Walk-up bookings are NOT available.
- Government House is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
- Before arriving at the House, please complete Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 online screening tool https://public.ehealthsask.ca/sites/COVID-19/ , to assess whether you are healthy. If you answered “yes” to any question, DO NOT COME TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE.
- While the museum is open and you will be receiving a guided tour, some attractions –such as interactive exhibits and touch screens in galleries – are closed.
Calling All Teachers!
While following public health orders and guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 we are currently unable to host classes in-person at Government House. We are able to offer digital tours of the Amédée Forget Museum and the Common Truths art exhibit with worksheets. Going forward, we are also adding more digital programming.
Government House offers a wide variety of educational programming for all ages. Each program is designed to engage students with an array of activities to help them learn the history of Government House and Saskatchewan.
Students have the opportunity to explore the former residence of the Lieutenant Governor and learn about the position along the way.
Varied activities such as scavenger hunts, geocaching and a life-sized board game are available to enhance your experience. Younger students can also play in our Once Upon a Time room. Inquire today to create a field trip your students will not forget.
Still have questions. Contact us at 306-787-5773.
Thank you for visiting Government House! We are continually evaluating our programs and visitor experiences to serve you better. As a teacher, your opinion is of utmost importance to us so we hope that you will take a moment and fill in the short evaluation below. It will help us to enrich your experience for your next visit at Government House.
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