Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
July 22, 2019

Provincial Government Proclaims Museum Day

Sarah Stoodley, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, recently joined members of Bell Island’s Heritage Society at the Miner’s Museum to proclaim July 20 as Museum Day.

Through the Cultural Economic Development Program, the Provincial Government contributes over $892,000 to support community heritage organizations such as museums, archives, and historical society organizations. As part of this support, the Provincial Government announced $16,390 to the Bell Island Heritage Society, to assist with operational support and programming at the Bell Island #2 Mine and Community Museum.

A complete list of funding support can be found in the backgrounder below.

Located in every region of the province, museums are an integral part of Newfoundland and Labrador’s cultural fabric. Museum Day is an initiative by the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, which supports and promotes its members through training, communication, advocacy and standards of excellence.

As part of The Way Forward, the Provincial Government released a new Cultural Action Plan to help set priorities and key actions towards supporting and sustaining the cultural sector. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

Quotes
“Our tangible and intangible heritage are touchstones of community identity, and anchors of community pride - and museums are one of the essential vehicles for this purpose. Number Two Mine on Bell Island is a significant part of the island’s heritage, and our government is pleased to support its operations and programming.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

"Museums protect, preserve, promote and present our tangible and intangible heritage and culture. They tell our stories in ways that help the visitor understand the legacy of our forefathers and foremothers who were strong, courageous and determined people. These stories are remembered through the amazing ability of the staff in our museums, throughout the province, who bring smiles and laughter to the listener, as well as tears. Museums are an economic engine in communities because they generate new dollars through tourism. They hold memories for our children today and generations to come. Museums matter whether big or small. "
Teresita McCarthy
President of Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANL)

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Sarah Stoodley, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation recently joined Teresita McCarthy, President of the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador to proclaim July 20 as Museum Day in the province.

Media contacts
Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655
erichumber@gov.nl.ca

Teresita McCarthy
Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
709-488-2880, 691-8143
teresita_mccarthy@hotmail.com

BACKGROUNDER

Heritage Operational Support from the Provincial Government

Organization

District

Total

50 Centuries Cultures Society

St. Barbe-L’Anse aux Meadows

$3,140

Admiralty House Museum and Archive

Mount Pearl North

$9,770

Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese

St. John’s East – Quidi Vidi

$4,300

Arnold's Cove Heritage Foundation

Placentia West – Bellevue

$2,640

Avondale Heritage and Conservation Foundation

Harbour Main

$1,160

Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation

Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

$26,420

Baie Verte Peninsula Economic Development Association

Baie Verte – Green Bay

$2,480

Banting Historical Trust

Fogo Island – Cape Freels

$1,000

Battle Harbour Historic Trust

Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair

$50,430

Bay de Verde Heritage Committee

Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

$5,720

Bay Roberts Heritage Society

Harbour Grace – Port de Grave

$2,490

Bell Island Heritage Society

Conception Bay East – Bell Island

$16,390

Bishop's Falls Heritage Society

Exploits

$1,340

Bonavista Historical Society/ Bonavista Historic Townscape Foundation

Bonavista

$36,520

Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Heritage Corporation

Humber – Gros Morne

$1,340

Botwood Heritage Society

Exploits

$7,890

Brigus Historical and Conservation Society

Harbour Main

$2,270

Burin Heritage Tourism Association

Burin – Grand Bank

$16,200

Cape Freels Heritage Trust

Fogo Island – Cape Freels

$40,150

Cape Random Trust

Bonavista

$15,890

Carbonear Heritage Society

Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

$5,960

Champney’s West Heritage Group

Bonavista

$3,000

Chapel Restoration Committee - Blackhead, Cape Spear

Waterford Valley

$1,000

Clarenville Heritage Society

Terra Nova

$2,030

Colony of Avalon Foundation

Ferryland

$70,940

Conception Bay Museum

Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

$2,120

Cow Head Conservation and Heritage Committee

Humber-Gros Morne

$3,380

Corner Brook Museum and Archives Society

Corner Brook

$7,750

Cupids Historical Society

Harbour Main

$3,270

Cupids Legacy

Harbour Main

$32,960

Dorset Eskimo Carving Committee

Bay Verte-Green Bay

$5,150

Durrell Museum Corporation

Lewisporte-Twillingate

$2,650

Ferryland Historical Society

Ferryland

$2,210

Fishermen's Museum - Musgrave Harbour

Fogo Island-Cape Freels

$1,000

Fisherman's Museum - St. Vincent's

Placentia-St. Mary’s

$1,000

Flambro Head Heritage Society

Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

$1,000

Fogo Island Heritage Advisory Committee

Fogo Island-Cape Freels

$12,400

French Rooms Cultural Centre

St. Barbe-L’Anse aux Meadows

$1,410

French Shore Historical Society

St. Barbe-L’Anse aux Meadows

$10,090

Gateway Labrador

Labrador West

$7,140

Glenwood Heritage Society

Gander

$1,000

Glovertown Museum Association

Terra Nova

$1,160

Grand Bank Heritage Society

Burin-Grand Band

$3,300

Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society

Exploits

$1,960

Greenspond Historical Society

Fogo Island-Cape Freels

$410

Hant’s Harbour Willow Tree Heritage Society

Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

$1,000

Heritage Fortune

Burin-Grand Bank

$1,000

Heritage New Perlican

Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

$1,000

Heritage Society of Peterview

Exploits

$1,000

Hibbs Hole Fishermen’s Museum

Harbour Grace-Port de Grave

$1,000

Home from the Sea

Bonavista

$12,600

Humber Valley Heritage Society

Humber-Gros Morne

$2,470

Jackson's Arm Heritage Society

Humber-Gros Morne

$1,280

King's Cove Historical Society

Bonavista

$1,000

King's Point Heritage Society

Bay Verte-Green Bay

$3,520

La Scie French Shore Connection Society

Bay Verte-Green Bay

$1,000

Labrador Heritage Society

Lake Melville

$3,310

Labrador Straits Historical Development Corporation

Cartwright-L’Anse au Clair

$7,470

Labrador Straits Museum and Craft Shop

Cartwright-L’Anse au Clair

$2,020

Landfall Trust

Harbour Main

$1,600

Lewisporte and Area Heritage Society

Lewisporte-Twillingate

$7,220

Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Museum

Cape St. Francis

$1,000

Long Island Heritage Society

Bay Verte-Green Bay

$1,000

Marystown Heritage Museum Corporation

Placentia West-Bellevue

$6,220

Matthew Legacy

Bonavista

$18,590

Mistaken Point Cape Race Heritage (formerly Cape Race - PCS Heritage Inc.)

Ferryland

$15,360

Mizzen Heritage Society

Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

$1,500

Municipality of Spaniard's Bay Heritage Society

Harbour Grace-Port de Grave

$360

Newfoundland Pony Society

Pan-Provincial

$1,420

Norris Arm Heritage Society

Exploits

$3,800

Norris Point Heritage Committee

Humber-Gros Morne

$2,300

Norstead Village Inc.

St. Barbe - L'Anse aux Meadows

$18,000

North Atlantic Aviation Museum

Gander

$11,090

Nurse Myra Bennett Foundation

Humber-Gros Morne

$1,680

Old Perlican Heritage Committee

Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

$1,000

Over the Top Museum

Lewisporte-Twillingate

$1,280

Petty Harbour Maddox Cove Heritage Museum Association

Ferryland

$1,000

Placentia Area Historical Society

Placentia-St. Mary’s

$2,980

Placentia West Heritage Committee

Placentia West-Bellevue

$3,550

Point Leamington Heritage Council

Exploits

$1,320

Pouch Cove Heritage Committee

Cape St. Francis

$730

Presentation Congregation Archives

St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi

$3,630

Railway Coastal Museum

Waterford Valley

$45,920

Railway Society of Newfoundland

Humber – Bay of Islands

$2,870

Red Indian Lake Heritage Society

Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans

$2,450

Rose Blanche Lighthouse

Burgeo-La Poile

$8,150

Signal Hill Tattoo Association

St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi

$43,320

Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Historical Society

St. Barbe-L’Anse aux Meadows

$24,930

Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation

Bonavista

$29,410

Smallwood Era Development Corporation

Gander

$8,170

South Dildo Whaling and Sealing Museum

Placentia – St. Mary’s

$1,000

South West Coast Historical Society

Burgeo-La Poile

$2,250

St. Lawrence Historical Advisory Committee

Burin-Grand Bank

$1,610

Sunny Cottage Heritage Centre

Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune

$2,460

Them Days

Lake Melville

$50,000

Tourism Elliston

Bonavista

$21,650

Trinity Historical Society

Bonavista

$33,220

Trout River Heritage Committee

Humber-Gros Morne

$3,050

Turks Gut Heritage Conservation

Harbour Main

$1,060

Twillingate Museum Association

Lewisporte-Twillingate

$6,410

United Church of Canada/ Newfoundland and Labrador Conference Archives

St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi

$1,670

Veteran's Interpretation Centre Royal Canadian Legion

Placentia-St. Mary’s

$1,000

Waterloo Orange Museum

Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

$1,000

Whitbourne Heritage Society

Placentia-St. Mary’s

$1,000

White Elephant Museum

Torngat Mountains

$1,000

Whiteway Heritage Society

Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

$1,000

Witless Bay Heritage Committee

Ferryland

$1,000

Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador

Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

$18,430

Total Support

$892,160.00

2019 07 22                              1:25 p.m.