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About Us


The Newfoundland and Labrador Historic Trust is dedicated to the preservation of the province’s historic buildings and landscapes and their importance to communities.


A province of communities that recognize the cultural, environmental, and economic value of their historic buildings and landscapes.


The Historic Trust is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization 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.

Strategic Plan

The Newfoundland and Labrador Historic Trust will take strategic steps over the next three years (2019-2022) to bring the province closer to our vision of one composed of communities that recognize the value of their built heritage assets.  The strategic plan has been developed by the Board of Directors and provides the Historic Trust with a framework to carry out our mission and achieve our vision through increased collaboration and communication, enhanced program delivery, and sustainable financial management and growth. 

For further details, please see the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan Summary.

Board of Directors

Luke Quinton, President

Michael Philpott, Vice President

Tyler Stapleton, Treasurer

Ted Blades, Secretary

Alison Cass

Pauline Head

Elizabeth Oliver

Patrick Stuart

Mark Whalen

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