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Excavation at Sabbath Point

Read the latest report published by Laurie Mclean, Consulting Archeologist. – Excavation of a Beothuk housepit at the Sabbath Point, Red Indian Lake

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AGM 2018

Beothuk Institute AGM will take place on May 27, 2 pm, Beothuk Interpretation Centre, Boyd’s Cove. Annual membership fees can be paid on this website or at the AGM

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Your Support is Needed – Go Fund Me Campaign

This is a very important piece of Newfoundland history. I hope we can find the financial resources needed to preserve and document these sites before all is destroyed by erosion.

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190th Anniversary of the Beothuk Institute

This year the Beothuk Institute will be turning 190 years old. It was originally founded in Twillingate in 1827 by a distinguished group of Individuals headed by …

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Unusual Artifact Found At A Beothuk Site

Archaeologist, Laurie McLean, reports that this past summer Penny Wells found an unusual copper artifact during excavations at June’s Cove on Red Indian Lake.

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Website Revamped + Snippets from Our AGM

Beothuk Institute AGM – a success. Take a look a some of the photos.Browse through our new website – new look, more information and easier navigation.

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Highlights of Our Upcoming AGM

Our AGM is coming up this Sunday – May 7th at the Mary March Museum in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Here are the highlights:

  • Opening – Drummers
  • Attending to Business
  • Guest Speaker, Chief Mi’sel Joe
  • Unveiling of a Burial Shroud by textile artist,

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Launch of Art Book – GERALD SQUIRES

If you are in St. John’s area on Thursday, May 25th, you are in luck!  Get yourself over to the Emma Butler Gallery at 7 pm for the launch of the new art book entitled, GERALD SQUIRES by Beth Follett’s publishing company, Pedlar Press.  This marvelous book follows Gerry’s career over 60 years.

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McLean – Report on Four Mile Rapids

Consulting Archaeologist, Laurie McLean, reports on Four Mile Rapids, a project completed in 2016 with the assistance of Don Pelley and Penny Wells

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Set Out to Capture a Beothuk

March 5, 2017… Look out your window if you are in Central Newfoundland, imagine what it was like on March 5, 1819 when John Peyton Jr and a party of fishermen and furriers trekked up the banks of the Exploits River to Red Indian Lake. Read why they were making this hard journey,

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