The Placentia Area Historical Society held a successful Annual Tea Party on the grounds of the O’Reilly House Museum in the afternoon of April 2nd. The purpose is to remember the Placentia Area’s diverse history. Although overcast in the morning it was a beautifully sunny day by 2 pm when the party started. The tent that had been provided and erected by the Town was well needed to provide shade to many of the participants.
The Placentia Area Historical Society has announced that this year's Tea Party and presentation of Heritage Award will be held on Saturday, August 2, starting at 2 p.m. This is a day to celebrate the diverse history of the Placentia Area, which goes back over 450 years. This event will be a social afternoon with period costumes, entertainment, refreshments and the presentation of the Heritage Award to Freshwater Community Centre. The event is open to the public and there is no charge. During the afternoon tours of the museum are free.
The O'Reilly House Museum in Placentia opens for the season on Monday, July 7, and will be oepn for 7 days a week till the end of August. Affer that it will be open 5 days a week untill the end of November. Irene Moore is the office Manager/Researcher. Amber Coffey, Marcus O'Reilly and Dominique Viscount are the
The Placentia Area Historical Society has just completed rebuilding its website because the program on which it is built (Joomla) has come out with a new version and no longer supports the old one. There are no major changes and it looks much the same.
Floyd Edision of Edison Security has come to the rescue to repair a flag rope for the historical sociey. Recently a pulley that keeps the flag rope up wore through and dropped off the 25 foot flag pole next to the museum. The pole is too heavy to lower without special equipment and it is dangerous work from a ladder. Mr. Edision has a bucket truck for installing video camers in high places for his security business. He donated the equipment and his time to repair the ropes and the flag can now fly again.
The French Chaloupe built for the 2004 Anniversary of the French in Newfoundland, as a project between the Placentia Area Development Association and a celebrations committee set up by the Town of Placentia, has been temporarily located to a small park next to the O'Reilly House Museum while a new bridge is being built across the Placentia Gut. The boar was formerly located near the bridge. It was constructed under the direction of Jerome Canning. For more information about the chaloupe go here: