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
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;
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.
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.
Forge, a living history Blacksmith's museum containing all
the tools of the trade and products for the fishery,
vessels, agriculture and the household.
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
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
timeline or other
sites around the town.
Cod Jigger Coat Hook
Half Pot Rack
Salt Cod Coat Hook
Photo Shoot Opportunities
Corporate Sponsorship 2013
Fort Point Virtual Exhibit
Fort Point Military Site , Now
Full collection of the Slade and Kelson diaries are
Online searchable obituary database dating back to the
1860s. Click here.
Reverend William Bullock's Sermon of 1832.
Check out the Historic Sites at Trinity by clicking the
image below. Be sure to obtain your admission pass at the
Bonavista Peninsula Ranked 2nd in best 20 places to travel
in Canada in 2013, check it out below.
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