Permanent settlement by European’s in the town of Port au Choix was prohibited under the Treaty of Utrecht of 1713. France was given exclusive rights to fish in this area of Newfoundland referred to as the “French Shore”. French fishermen were allowed here to catch and dry their fish, but
Located in Conche on the Great Northern Peninsula. Housed in a former Grenfell nursing station in Conche, the French Shore Interpretation Centre highlights authentic French sites scattered throughout the French Shore the communities of Conche, Croque and Grandois/St. Julien’s. The French Shore Historical Society was formed in February 2000 to
The complex is home to the Edmund Montague Exhibit Hall which has on display many artifacts representing Labrador West and the entire Labrador region – its history, culture and people. As well, the hall showcases the fur trading and mining history of Labrador. As Labrador West is the only gateway
This historical home reflects a way of life at the turn of the century. NO washroom facilities or electricity are characteristics that put our youth in awe. The Lake family graciously donated the house in 2002 to be opened to the public as the George & Mary Lake Heritage House.
The Museum is located in George C. Harris House, designated a heritage structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. A typical Queen Anne structure, it was built in 1908 by local merchant George Harris. The building received the Manning Award in 1994 and the Southcott Award in 1996.
The Gerald S. Doyle Memorial Museum, operated by the King’s Cove Historical Society Inc., is located in King’s Cove on Route 235 on the Bonavista Peninsula. It is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the history of historic King’s Cove and area. You are invited to visit other sites such as
Gillams Historical Society The Gillams Historical Society was established in 2008 to collect, record and catalogue historical documents and artifacts from the Town of Gillams and neighbouring communities in the Bay of Islands, NL. Our central goal is to preserve and promote the history of Gillams and communities along the
The Janes House Museum was opened in 2004 but was originally built by Ambrose and Sarah Janes in 1898. The House was donated by the Janes family several years ago for the purpose of housing a museum. It is one of the oldest structures in Glovertown and was constructed using
Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society The Heritage Centre offers information about the early beginnings of the town that started with the formation of a paper mill. There are thousands of historical photos, documents and artifacts, as well as genealogical information. There are also books and art from local artists. Located downtown
The Green Family practiced as blacksmiths in Trinity since before 1750. The death of John Green is recorded in the Church records for 1764. The present smithy was built between 1895 and 1900 and was last in use in 1955. This building is unusual for that era as it is