Royal BC Museum Curator, Lorne Hammond talks about Lieutenant-Governor Barnard
Royal BC Museum Curator of History, Lorne Hammond, reveals the back story on Sir Francis Stillman Barnard, the 10th lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, and his influential family.
News footage from 1978 shows Lieutenant-Governor Bell-Irving inspecting the HMCS Mackenzie and her crew and his swearing-in ceremony at Government House. Lean in, the sound quality is spotty.
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Petition for a Museum
On January 29 1886, a petition for the creation of a provincial museum was presented by the Lieutenant-Governor, Clement Cornwall. View the petition here. View Cornwall’s letter here.
See the petition for a provincial museum on the Royal BC Museum's 100 Objects of Interest site.