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The Trinity Historical Society was organized in 1966. Originally the Trinity Historic Sites Committee, it was formed on February 7, 1964 to gather information on the history of Trinity and to preserve it for future generations.

In 1971 it was incorporated under the laws of Newfoundland. It is registered with Revenue Canada as a Charitable Organization, any donation of twenty dollars or more will receive a receipt which is tax deductible.

Trinity Historical Society owns and operates;

  • The Lester-Garland House a large, brick Georgian residence has been reconstructed to be used as a museum and education centre to rekindle, promote and celebrate the strong historical and cultural links between Newfoundland and the west of England, especially those between Trinity and Dorset.

  • The Trinity Museum, a 1880's salt box style house which houses over 2,000 artifacts used at one time in the domestic, commercial, fishing, boat building, medical, governmental and other aspects of life in Trinity.

  • The Green Family Forge, a living history Blacksmith's museum containing all the tools of the trade and products for the fishery, vessels, agriculture and the household.

  • The Cooperage, a living history Cooper's museum, where you can see demonstrations from our very own Cooper, Lester Cooper.

  • Court House, Gaol and General Building, designed by architect William Henry Churchill, this public building with its offset tower and mansard roof, is constructed in the same design as a series of Newfoundland Court Houses.

  • Fort Point Military Site, has an interpretation centre and walking trail where you can learn about the Military history of Trinity harbour, Lighthouse keepers, history of the salt fish trade, and local shipwrecks.

In addition, the Society houses the main collection of its Trinity Historical Society Archives on the third floor of the Lester-Garland House.

To learn more about historic sites please view historical timeline or other sites around the town.


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What's New

Eastlink TV Episode

Wooden Boats of Newfoundland & Labrador, Chapter 2 Exhibit

NTV Forge segment

Canadian Museum
    Association Article
    THS 50th Anniversary

War of 1812 Exhibit.

Sign our new Guestbook

Gun Hill's newest enhancement

Photo Shoot Opportunities  

Online searchable obituary database dating back to the 1860s. Click here.

Check out the Historic Sites at Trinity by clicking the image below. Be sure to obtain your admission pass at the Visitors' Centre.

Trinity has made the 2014 Great Canadian Bucket List, click below for details.

50 Years

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