|Boat building room at the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador.|
The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador was established as a provincial museum in 2008 and has its headquarters in Winterton, NL. Their focus is on connecting wooden boat builders and wooden boat enthusiasts across the province. Their workshops, programs, and exhibits share the knowledge and skills associated with traditional wooden boat building, promoting the use of wooden boats in the province and encouraging a new generation of wooden boat builders.
You can download a pdf version of the case study here.
And you can listen to an interview with museum folklorist Crystal Braye on researching wooden boat building here.
This is part of a series of case studies examining the links between living heritage, traditionality, entrepreneurism, and community economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information, contact Dale Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo courtesy of Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador.