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  • Cabot Hotel, Grand Falls 195- The Rooms A 103-131

  • The Rooms C 3-40; Scene of the Harbor [Harbour] Grace tragedy, St. Stephens Day

  • Women on a fish flake, Salvage The Rooms E 36-52 ca. 1900

  • Harp Seal, 1909 The Rooms Provincial Archives, VA 17-73

  • MUN 08.02.007 Burin. School, Church and Rectory Burin, post-1886

  • Inside the pulp and paper mill, Grand Falls, Newfoundland 18 Aug. 1918; The Rooms A51-142

  • A 9-180; Petty Harbour, Cape Spear, Newfoundland Church of England Sept. 1886

  • Hudson Bay Company's Station, Rigoulette, Hamilton Inlet, Labrador 1886 The Rooms A-1-89

  • Shanawdithit's Drawings MUN CNS

  • The Rooms VA 15a-56-6; Water Street East, St. Johns

  • Forteau and Grenfell Hospital 1914 The RoomsA108-45

  • The Rooms A 44-109; Mrs. Garfield Banks supervising the end of the bottling line, Browning Harvey Plant, Corner Brook 1956


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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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Ordinary Saints

“Immortal, Invisible”: Finding Evidence of Spirituality and Faithfulness in the History of Lived Religion

Bonnie Morgan

Please join us online  as historian Bonnie Morgan presents an illustrated lecture about her motivations for writing Ordinary Saints: Women, Work, and Faith in Newfoundland (McGill-Queen’s, 2019) and explores how the use of diverse research methods can help the historian understand patterns and expressions of religious belief. Ordinary Saints won the 2020 Canadian Historical Association’s… 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 Mark Trainor, examines the protest against the extermination of dogs in St. John’s in the years 1814-1815.


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 Frank Gogos, outlines the participation of the Newfoundland Regiment in the Battle of Cambrai.


Photo: “Little Girl in a NONIA Dress” by Elsie Holloway, Archives & Special Collections Coll-151 11.20.005

Annual George Story Lecture – NURSES AND KNITTING: 100 Years of NONIA

Terry Bishop Stirling

Please join us online as Terry Bishop Stirling traces the history of the Newfoundland Outport Nursing and Industrial Association (NONIA) from its founding in 1920 to the present. Starting as a programme to provide nurses in outport communities lacking any medical care, NONIA evolved as a volunteer-led non profit cottage industry which employed hundreds of… Read More


My Indian

My Indian: The Importance of Retelling History from an Indigenous Perspective

Mi'sel Joe and Sheila O'Neill

My Indian (Mi’sel Joe, Sheila O’Neill. Breakwater, 2021) tells  the story of Mi’kmaq guide Sylvester Joe (recognized by the Government of Canada as a person of National Historic Significance) who was hired by William Cormack in 1822 to guide him across the island of Newfoundland in search of the last remaining Beothuk encampments. Written as historical fiction, it… Read More