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Museums in North West River
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Labrador Heritage Museum (larger version)
Labrador Heritage Museum
The Labrador Heritage Museum held its grand opening on June 20th, 1999. It was a great turn out as people from the Upper Lake Melville area showed their support. Despite the windy conditions, the day proved to be well received as everyone shared the memories and paid tribute to the trappers of long ago.

The Labrador Heritage Society, recognizing the significance of the 1923 Hudson Bay Company Building in North West River, and the inherent value of their artifact collection, had been in the process of developing the site for its conservation and heritage tourism value. There have been two phases to this process - restoring the building and conserving and cataloging the artifacts. Selected participants were trained in cataloguing and conservation by the project consultants. The phases are now complete and the general public are invited to come see the finished product.

During the summer season, the Labrador Heritage Museum is currently open 5 days a week 8:30am - 4:30pm, closed for lunch and will be open on weekends in July and August.

The Museum is closed during the Winter months, however special appointments and tours can be easily accommodated.

Admission: $2 per person, $1 for children 12 and under. Group rates available.

Please contact the Museum and ask about their group rates and tours.

The Labrador Heritage Society
P.O. Box 99, North West River, Labrador, NL, Canada A0P 1M0

Telephone: (709) 497-8858
E-mail: labheritage@nf.sympatico.ca
 
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Labrador Interpretation Centre
http://www.therooms.ca/museum/labrador_interpretation.asp

At the Labrador Interpretation Centre you'll discover the founding peoples of Labrador – Innu, Inuit, Metis and Settlers. In the permanent exhibition The Past is Where We Come From, you'll hear the voices and see works of art and artifacts from each of our cultures. You'll also explore our ancient Aboriginal history and see how we live our lives today. The exhibition is presented in Inuktitut, Innu-aimun and English.

Special events and temporary exhibitions are presented throughout the year.

Contact:
Mina Campbell
2 Portage Rd.
North West River, NL
Tel: (709) 497-8566

Mailing address:
Labrador Interpretation Centre
P.O. Box 389
North West River, NL, A0P 1M0

Admission is free. Fees apply to some special events. To find out about temporary exhibitions and events, or to book a tour, call (709) 497-8566.
 

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