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  • Grenfell JP Court of assize on Strathcona The Rooms A 110-65

  • Womens Patriotic Association of Newfoundland (WPA) Executive Committee in the Sitting Room at Government House 1916 The Rooms A 51-109

  • Ruins of Methodist College The Rooms B 9-135

  • First aircraft landing at Newfoundland Airport, Gander, 11 Jan 1938, The Rooms A32-44

  • Splendid Memorial Grand Falls, Replica Cenotaph, July 1922 The Rooms VA 157-103

  • Michael P. Cashin's House, Cape Broyle, 1902, The Rooms E48-29

  • North West River The Rooms VA 114-20 1930's

  • Lord Northcliffe's House, Grand Falls 1909 The Rooms B 16-72

  • Frew & Tessier Album, DAI (12)

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All regular lectures at the Marine Institute at Ridge Road are suspended due to COVID-19. We are working to provide online lectures for the 2020-21 season, the first of which can be viewed below. Please check back for updates.
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LIVING LOCAL: Knowing Our Place (Online Lecture)

Pam Hall, PhD

Dr. Pam Hall will share her art-and-knowledge project Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge. Created over the last decade, in collaboration with knowledge-holders in rural Newfoundland, the Encyclopedia continues to have a real and virtual “life”, opening conversations about vernacular, embodied, and traditional ways of knowing and the contribution they make to our understanding of… Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society Statement on the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society recognizes and commemorates this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  The Society joins members all across the province in honouring the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities.  We encourage everyone to reflect on the history of residential schools and recognize the long shadow… Read More

Past “Aspects” – New Article

A new addition has been made to the Past “Aspects” page,  which contains our “Aspects” articles from past issues of the Newfoundland Quarterly and is located under our Publications Page. This new posting, by Terry Bishop Stirling, deals with how Newfoundlanders first learned about Beaumont Hamel and how newspapers portrayed these events. ( More articles will… Read More

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George Story Lecture – The Return of History? Newfoundland & Labrador after the Oil Boom and the Hydro Bust (On Line Lecture)

Dr. Jerry Bannister

This lecture explores the changing roles of history since the province’s economic downturn. It traces patterns in political culture and collective memory from the Williams era to the present day, as the province experienced the end of triumphalism and the return to a politics of loss. In discussing the causes and consequences of the Muskrat… Read More


Food Fight: Food Rationing, Price Control, and Feeding Newfoundlanders in the Great War (Online Lecture)

Michael Westcott, PhD

Without an abundance of fertile soil to grow crops, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have always depended on food imports from the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States to sustain life. The Great War’s impact on the global economy, and the U-Boat menace, created shortages and threatened to cut Newfoundland off from the vital necessities of… Read More