Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Heritage NL Celebrates 40 Years

Saturday, May 18, 2024 marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (Heritage NL). Heritage NL is a provincial crown agency with a mandate to stimulate an understanding of and an appreciation for the province’s built and intangible heritage. Since 1984, Heritage NL has been doing just that - through programs that recognize the province’s built and intangible heritage, by providing financial support for built heritage preservation, and by supporting intangible cultural heritage projects and practitioners.  

"We have accomplished so much in the past 40 years," says Heritage NL chair Dr. Lisa Daly. "We continue our commitment to highlighting the varied heritage of our province and protecting it into the future."

To date, Heritage NL has designated over 340 Registered Heritage Structures, 6 Registered Heritage Districts, and has disbursed $3.5M towards the preservation of heritage structures. Heritage NL has also supported countless community oral history and intangible cultural heritage projects, ensuring that valuable community resources are preserved for future generations. The organization also facilitates the transmission of our province’s heritage skills through inventories, workshops, and mentoring opportunities.

During this anniversary year, Heritage NL will be highlighting its accomplishments on its social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and X (@hfnlca). The website includes a heritage property search and a large collection of intangible cultural heritage material from across the province. 

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