Lester-Garland House - The Trinity Historical Society - Trinity
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Lester-Garland House

The Trinity Historical Society preserves and promotes the history of Trinity, through the acquisition and preservation of artifacts and archives, and through the promotion and acquisition of historic properties. Trinity Historical Society owns and operates the following:
The Lester-Garland House a large, brick Georgian residence has been reconstructed to be used as a museum and education centre to rekindle, promote and celebrate the strong historical and cultural links between Newfoundland and the west of England, especially those between Trinity and Dorset.
The Trinity Museum, a 1880's salt box style house which houses over 2,000 artifacts used at one time in the domestic, commercial, fishing, boat building, medical, governmental and other aspects of life in Trinity.
The Green Family Forge, a living history Blacksmith's museum containing all the tools of the trade and products for the fishery, vessels, agriculture and the household.
The Cooperage, a living history Cooper's museum, where you can see demonstrations from our very own Cooper, Lester Cooper.
Court House, Gaol and General Building, designed by architect William Henry Churchill, this public building with its offset tower and mansard roof, is constructed in the same design as a series of Newfoundland Court Houses.
Fort Point Military Site, has an interpretation centre and walking trail where you can learn about the Military history of Trinity harbour, Lighthouse keepers, history of the salt fish trade, and local shipwrecks.
Originally the Trinity Historic Sites Committee, it was formed on February 7, 1964 to gather information on the history of Trinity and to preserve it for future generations. It was officially formed in 1966 and in 1971 it was incorporated under the laws of Newfoundland. It is registered with Revenue Canada as a Charitable Organization. Click here for more information... www.trinityhistoricalsociety.com

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