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  • Recent archeological evidence indicates that the inner reaches of Bonavista Bay were occupied by Aboriginal cultures dating back some 5000 years.
  • Architectural terms used in describing heritage structures.
  • The island of Newfoundland has a long and indented coastline that includes several major bays.
  • A sample of the Christmas card collection of John G. Jack Higgins (1891-1963), Rhodes Scholar, lawyer, veteran, and politician.
  • There is a marked distinction in the architecture of religious buildings in Newfoundland, determined at first by period and then by denomination.
  • Historically, may bushes have had festive, protective, decorative, invocational, or religious functions.
  • Background information about the famous Irish politician, Daniel O'Connell and his influence on Newfoundland.
  • A chronicle of the career of Ellen Carbery (1845-1915), businesswoman and poet.
  • About the life and talent of entertainer Émile Benoit, one of the most renowned individuals to emerge from Black Duck Brook in Newfoundland.
  • About the English and Irish origins of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians that immigrated between the 17th and 19th century.
  • The story of Ethel Gertrude Dickenson (1880-1918) who contacted and died from the Spanish flu while assisting others infected with the deadly virus.
  • A brief biography of Evangeline Booth (1865-1950), fourth elected general and world leader of the Salvation Army, and her connection to Newfoundland
  • The life of Evelyn (Millard) Matthews (1914-1983), mathematician and teacher.
  • Facts and Figures for Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Information about the origins and genres of folklore, as well as the scholarly works written about the subject.
  • Before mass media, popular culture was dominated by the spoken word. The wonder-tale (or fairy tale) provided people with the joys of narrative art.
  • About the James Ryan shop, a Registered Heritage Structure located in Elliston, NL, and operated continuously from circa 1900 until 1978.
  • The story of Janet Miller (1891-1946), the first woman entered on the rolls of the Newfoundland Law Society.
  • A glimpse into the life of John Lewis (1788-1866), an itinerant Methodist missionary to Newfoundland from 1814 to 1819.
  • A sketch of the family of John Shannon Munn, one of Newfoundland's more prominent families at the turn of the 20th century.