About Us

The Newfoundland Historic Trust is a membership-driven organization dedicated to the preservation of the built heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador through research, advocacy and education.

The Newfoundland Historic Trust was established in 1966 as a citizen's response to the threatened demolition of Christ Church, a small Anglican chapel in the village of Quidi Vidi. There was no organized preservation effort in Newfoundland and Labrador at the time, and many historic buildings throughout the province were being lost through demolition or neglect. 

In 1974 the Trust dedicated itself to the preservation of all forms of architecture reflecting the culture and heritage of Newfoundland, and to the enhancement of street patterns and streetscapes, linking social and preservation concerns.