Event Dates: July 13, 2013
New Perlican Heritage Day is our annual BIG heritage event. The town council has officially declared the second Saturday in July as Heritage Day. As part of the celebrations, we designate "municipally" a site or building as an official Heritage Site. At this year's Heritage Day, July 13, 2013, we added two more sites to our list of Municipal Heritage Sites, St. Marks Anglican Cemetery and the location of the former Jean’s Head Lighthouse. We now have nine places designated - Sittin' Rock on New Road, the Loyal Orange Hall on the Main Road, the United Church Southside Cemetery, Burrage's Twine Loft on Harbour Road, Peter's Finger natural rock formation, The Shed once used by Anderson Burrage in Vitters Cove, Harry's Brook, Liberal Rock and the two new designations noted above. One of the former town councils designated all the buildings on Harbour Road and Harbour Road itself as the town's "heritage area." We are very proud of the work that the stage owners in that area are doing to preserve the heritage characteristics of their properties. Although the Heritage Advisory Committee encourages them to avail of funds through the Fisheries Preservation Program, most of the property owners are using their own resources to retain Heritage ways and colors. We believe New Perlican may have the most fishing stages of any community in Trinity or Conception Bays. Information about each Heritage Site, as well as photos and stories of New Perlican's past, can be found on our very popular Heritage New Perlican Facebook Page...
Heritage Day celebrations include displays of artifacts from the Hefford Plantation Archaeological Dig, displays of antique and historic memorabilia, family photo and history displays, a photo contest, and a special guest speaker who relates interesting anecdotes from our past. It’s a full day of activities that concludes with tea and refreshments in the afternoon.
You can see most of the official Heritage sites on your Self Guided Walking Tour of New Perlican and learn more about New Perlican on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/221206287995511/.
Admission Fee (if any): No admission fee.
Ages Festival is Appropriate For: All ages
Accessibility Notes: Celebrations are held in the Community Centre which is fully accessible.
Please pick up after your pet along the side roads, private properties and the board walk/path - the rest is nature.