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Larry Dohey

Larry Dohey 1959 – 2019

The Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society is deeply saddened to hear of Larry Dohey’s sudden passing. Larry was Past President of the Society and contributed to the preservation of NL history and heritage in immeasurable ways. He was knowledgeable, charismatic, and passionate about NL history and heritage, and he was a connector — connecting people… Read More


George Story

George Story Lecture and AGM

Shane O’Dea

Shane O’Dea will talk about the George Story he knew and about George’s central role in the development of the Newfoundland preservation movement. The lecture will reach from the first glimmerings of concern for our built heritage up through the trials and triumphs of the sixties and seventies into the present. The Newfoundland and Labrador… Read More


Joseph Smallwood

Gilbert Higgins Lecture

Raymond B. Blake

Raymond B. Blake presents “An Eighty-Five Year Odyssey: The Voter and Newfoundland’s Rocky Road to Confederation, 1864–1949”. This paper considers the issue of Confederation in Newfoundland politics from the early 1860s when, like the other British North American colonies, it too seriously turned its focus to union, to 1949, when it became a province of… Read More


The Grenfell Medical Mission and American Support in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1890s to 1940s

The Grenfell Medical Mission

The Grenfell Medical Mission and American Support in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1890s to 1940s, a new collection of essays by eleven authors co-edited by Jennifer J. Connor and Katherine Side of Memorial University, explores the American personnel, supplies, and money that sustained the organization that became the International Grenfell Association. (For more information click here)… Read More


The inscription William and Mary Wordsworth wrote to their nephew, Rev. George Hutchinson.

Wordsworth’s Nephew in Labrador 1853-1867: Part II

Marie Wadden

Last year, Marie Wadden introduced us to Rev. George Hutchinson and his famous English family, including the poet William Wordsworth. It is thanks to his “uncle Wordsworth” that we know heartbreak (the mysterious Miss R.) may have driven Hutchinson across the Atlantic. But what happened when he got here? What happened after Bishop Edward Feild… Read More


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