Rev. Dr. John Clinch Monument

Rev. Dr. John Clinch administered the first vaccination (against smallpox) in the New World in Trinity, Newfoundland in 1800. The Trinity Historical Society (THS) is proposing that a bronze statue of Dr. Clinch performing an inoculation be erected in Trinity to commemorate this event. This statue would be a powerful symbol of the importance of vaccination itself, as well as honour Clinch. We are fundraising to honour Clinch and his achievement. We are directing our fund raising efforts primarily to corporate entities but any donation is gratefully accepted.