Just over 40 years ago the storm over the Green’s Harbour United Church rages in Green’s Harbour and The Trident, a publication of the Newfoundland Labrador Historic Trust, thought it was important enough to make their cover story. Nita March wrote the piece.
This year, they entrusted another cover story about another Green’s Harbour Church, to the GHHS. Click below to have a read.
We are looking for someone to help us out for 7 weeks this summer at $10.75 per hour for 35 hours a week.
The right person can work with minimal supervision and get the work done.
The right person enjoys working outside …. cutting grass, clearing brush, some painting. On rainy days, the person needs to be able to research family names and the settlement of the community…. because in only 4 years we will be 185 years old!
The right person is in highschool… or just finishing… and will be attending either highschool or post secondary school in the fall.
Outside work will take place in the old UC cemetery on the main road, in front of the UC Church and at the ARCH Centre (old Orange Lodge building).
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume…. or mail it to PO Box 295, Green’s Harbour, A0B 1X0
MHA Sherry Gambin-Walsh also took the time out of her very busy schedule to attend. Thank you for the support and we look forward to your continued support and interest.
GHHS president, Nancy Brace, welcomed the group and gave the president’s report. She told everyone that the building has been paid for, roof paid for, land surveyed, deeded and registered, and the Star of the East rebuilt. She also said that the eight arched windows are out being rebuilt now and will be paid for by families in memory of family memories or in honour of family names. She reported that at last year’s AGM, the GHHS was $500 away from being debt-free and this year there is money in the bank.
GHHS treasurer, Mary Green, gave the financial report which was prepared by Nigel Cose CPA. The GHHS is well on its way to having the money to start more renovations.
Kathi gave a slideshow presentation informing everyone about the role of Legendary Coast DMO in our area, the goals of Tourism and the role that heritage plays in the tourism economy.
Grant talked about the changing landscapes and skylines of rural Newfoundland as we lose more and more of our older buildings, our churches and fishing industry buildings. He warned of the changes that are happening in rural Newfoundland where new builds are required to be in square lots with the front door facing the road….. more of a suburban layout…. will kill the traditional higgly piggly layout of our towns and communities. He said that development in this manner will kill the very thing that is advertised about us in tourism ads.
There was some lively discussion about the fate of the Anglican Church building in Green’s Harbour and it was decided that a sub-committee would be formed to continue this work.
After the meeting there was a small social with tea and coffee and sweets.
We thank everyone for the attendance and involvement.
The Green’s Harbour Heritage Society will hold its AGM at 7:30 on Feb. 26 in the multi-purpose room at the Salvation Army in Green’s Harbour.
We will present our finances, our progress report and our board for 2016.
Refreshments will be served and we are honoured to announce two speakers: Grant Genova and Kathi Stacey, who will talk about the importance of our heritage buildings.
Grant is an architect with his own firm, who volunteers much of his time with the Newfoundland Labrador Historic Trust. Grant is very interested in rural Newfoundland Labrador’s architectural history and has inventoried many of the province’s buildings in danger. He will speak about the unique layout of our outports and the importance of keeping it.
Kathi is a Green’s Harbour girl, who is the Executive Director of the Legendary Coast DMO. Her job takes her to every nook and cranny of Eastern Newfoundland and she will speak to us about the economic importance and opportunities that heritage and tourism offer.