Lee Everts making presentationThe Placentia Area Historical Society partnered with the Placentia Public Library in October to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Public Libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Women’s Institute also participated with a display of hooked rugs.

At an event in the Placentia Library on October 28,  Chairperson of the Placentia Public Library Board, Augusta Whelan, welcomed the public and acted as master-of-ceremonies.

 

She gave a brief overview of the history of the library in Placentia, told of its various locations over the years and the people who had acted as librarians.   Mrs. Whelan also thanked the present members of the library board for their support. She and librarian Doris Bowering then conducted a draw for prizes that saw most people in the room receiving something.  This was followed with refreshments, including a celebration cake.

A special event for the evening was a presentation by historical society member,  Lee Everts, on "Placentia, Past and Present" .  Ms. Everts started with the early settlement of the aboriginals and various European nationals and discussed the more involved and extended periods of French, English, Irish and American occupation in the Placentia area. She concluded with an overview of some events in recent years and highlighted the artistry and creativity of the region.  Ms. Everts's presentation was supported by a series of photographic slides.  This was the first of the historical society’s lecture series for this year.  Another is being planned for November.

MC Augusta Whelan closed the night by thanking Ms. Everts and the Placentia Area Historical Society and the Women’s Institute for their support and as well members of the public who participated in the event.

(The content of Ms. Everts presentation is similar to theSummary of Placentia Historyarticle on this site.)

The Placentia Area Historical Society partnered with the Placentia Public Library in October to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Public Libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Women’s Institute also participated with a display of hooked rugs.

At an event in the Placentia Library on October 28,  Chairperson of the Placentia Public Library Board, Augusta Whelan, welcomed the public and acted as master-of-ceremonies.

She gave a brief overview of the history of the library in Placentia, told of its various locations over the years and the people who had acted as librarians.   Mrs. Whelan also thanked the present members of the library board for their support. She and librarian Doris Bowering then conducted a draw for prizes that saw most people in the room receiving something.  This was followed with refreshments, including a celebration cake.

A special event for the evening was a presentation by historical society member,  Lee Everts, on "Placentia, Past and Present" .  Ms. Everts started with the early settlement of the aboriginals and various European nationals and discussed the more involved and extended periods of French, English, Irish and American occupation in the Placentia area. She concluded with an overview of some events in recent years and highlighted the artistry and creativity of the region.  Ms. Everts's presentation was supported by a series of photographic slides.  This was the first of the historical society’s lecture series for this year.  Another is being planned for November.

MC Augusta Whelan closed the night by thanking Ms. Everts and the Placentia Area Historical Society and the Women’s Institute for their support and as well members of the public who participated in the event.

(The content of Ms. Everts presentation is similar to theSummary of Placentia Historyarticle on this site.)