Activities and Achievements of the Carbonear Heritage Society

Some noteworthy heritage activities in which the society has taken part include:

Carbonear Island

The Heritage Society participated in having Carbonear Island designated a National Historic Site. This designation is recognized with a plaque located in the War Memorial Park on Water Street.

Carbonear Island

Carbonear Island
from Harbour Rock Hill

Carbonear Island
from boat in
Carbonear Harbour

Carbonear Island Plaque

Archival History

The Carbonear Heritage Society worked on the transcription of Carbonear's and Freshwater's cemetery headstones into reference volumes and the collection of records for use in family history research.

For further information, contact: Bert Parsons -Email:rfhowell@nf.sympatico.ca    


St. James Anglican Church
Old Headstones

Tryphena Nicholl

The Heritage Foundation commemorated the 80th Anniversary of the heroic death in 1904 of Tryphena Nicholl, who lost her life while saving others from a fire in the Post Office.


Post Office
Registered Heritage Structure

Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Carbonear Heritage Society was a founding member of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and facilitated the introduction of the Main Street Program in Carbonear.

The Willoughby Story

The Carbonear Heritage Society published the Willoughby Story, which tells of the early settlement of Carbonear.

Price of Fish Exhibit

The Carbonear Heritage Society played a major role in developing The Price of Fish Exhibit.

Harbour Rock Hill Site

The society assisted in the development of the Harbour Rock Hill interpretive site and its History Board.

Harbour Rock Hill

Harbour Rock Hill

Harbour Rock Hill