Heritage society elects new executive
The Carbonear Heritage Society elected a new executive at its annual meeting Jan. 20.
Ron Howell, who resigned as chair after serving for five years, thanked all members for their support and interest in the history and heritage of Carbonear.
Keith Thomas was elected as the new chair, Carol Hogan as vice-chair, Lori Thomas as treasurer and Monica Griffin as secretary.
The society is a volunteer incorporated charitable organiza- tion and run by a board of three people. It is entering its 37th years in 2016. It meets on the second Wednesday each month in the Old Post Office at 182 Water St.
The society’s mandate is to collect and preserve Carbonear’s history. It also educates and informs the public of the natural and built heritage of Carbonear.
Over the past 36 years numerous students have found summer employment through the society. It has produced a plethora of displays, self-directed walking tours, and pam- phlets. As well, the Carbonear Heritage Society has been the recipient of many awards and is a beneficiary of significant funding for numerous town projects, such as the Carbonear Island archaeological dig.
The society also maintains an archive at the Old Post Office and can be found on Facebook.