From its humble origin as a one-storey frame house to the stately brick structure of today, the story of our provincial Government House is a long and interesting journey. This illustrated history of Government House brings to life the role of the vice-regal representative and explores the many uses the building itself has served, taking the reader on a narrative and photographic voyage from its unpretentious beginnings before the birth of our province to its present-day regal splendour. Published in celebration of the 125th anniversary of Government House in 2016, Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan: An Illustrated History is a trip through time that preserves, promotes and enhances the important place Government House occupies both in Canadian history and in these modern times.
At the SPG Book Reviews website. Keith Foster writes, in part:
“Government House, Regina, Saskatchewan: An Illustrated History by Regina author Edward Willett is a masterful work of art in both narrative and illustration, solid in structure, and powerful in its rendition…
“Overflowing with photos of Government House and its inhabitants over the decades, this highly visual coffee table book is stunning in its beauty…
“This is a book that not only belongs on every bookshelf in Canada, it’s a book Saskatchewan residents, and in particular Regina residents, would be proud to have gracing their coffee table.”