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On Wednesday, July 30th Their Honours hosted the Annual Government House Garden Party. Nearly a thousand guests attended to meet Their Honours and be entertained by the CLB Band, The Signal Hill Tattoo, the RNC Mounted Unit and the Celtic Fiddlers. All were served refreshments by local Girl Guides.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
On Tuesday, 16 September 2014 at 10:30 a.m., His Honour the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Her Honour Patricia Fagan will receive, at Government House, the Commonwealth Women’s Parliamentarians.
At 3:00 p.m., Their Honours will host a Reception, at Government House, in honour of members of past and present Boards of Directors, recognizing the 50th Anniversary of Saint Luke’s Homes.
Advice from our Greenhouse and Grounds Manager on caring for the types of trees and flowers growing at Government House.
The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour of the province.
Order of Canada recipients from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Did You Know?
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Mounted Unit’s horses are housed on the grounds of Government House? Visitation by appointment only. Contact: (709) 729-0447.
This Caribou statue, the Battle emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, came from the ship The H.M.S. Newfoundland and now often adorns the dining table at Government House? An identical one from the same ship is on display at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. It was originally presented to the ship by “The People of Newfoundland” in 1944.
His Honour John C. Crosbie attended the Government House Halloween Party as a child in circa 1941? He is standing at the far right in this picture.
Some of the furniture still in use at Government House dates back from before the building was constructed (opened in 1830) and came from the previous Government House in Fort Townshend, like this Regency mahogany dining table from 1780?
“One side of a twin pedestal late 18 century mahogany dining table with reeded banding, the turned pillars each having four reeded splayed supports with brass lion’s claw feet, and brass casters.”
There are more than 835 trees inventoried on the grounds of Government House and adjacent properties? Many have been planted by visiting dignitaries. For more information about the plants and trees at Government House visit the Gardener’s Corner section of this site.