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;
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.
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.
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.
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
the Society houses the main collection of its
Historical Society Archives on the third floor of the
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
Erica Bailey - Heritage Places
Poster Contest Winner
NTV Forge segment
War of 1812 Exhibit.
Sign our new Guestbook
Photo Shoot Opportunities
Full collection of the Slade and Kelson diaries are
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
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