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Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society Inc. 

Latest News from the PDGHP Society

September 15, 2020

Introducing the Seniors Compassionate Care Program

The Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society Inc. is pleased to announce a new program available to residents of the Port De Grave Peninsula – the Seniors Compassionate Care Program.

Are you 65+ and need assistance with errands, troubleshooting with your computer, or simply just looking to interact and socialize with others?
If so, we want you to know that we are here to help!


For more information contact Joyce Morgan at 683-3673 or via e-mail at
joycepdgphs@gmail.com or visit https://pdgphs.com/seniors/.

Welcoming our new COVID Community Assistant

The Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society is pleased to welcome Joyce Morgan as the newest member of our team in the role of COVID Community Assistant.
Joyce will be working directly with the society’s newest program – the “Seniors Compassionate Care Program.” The program is targeted directly towards providing support to seniors along the peninsula. For more detailed information on the program you can visit https://pdgphs.com/seniors/
Please join us in providing Joyce with a warm welcome.
Joyce can be reached at (709) 683-3673 or via e-mail at joycepdgphs@gmail.com


August 24, 2020

Celebrating 50 Years of the Hibb’s Cove Fishermen’s Museum

The Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society, in partnership with the Port De Grave Recreation Committee is proud to release the Order of Events for this upcoming weekend – August 28-29, 2020.  There are a number of events and activities planned and we invite you to view the Order of Events and to join us in commemorating this milestone. 



August 14, 2020

The Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society, in partnership with the Port De Grave Recreation Committee are pleased to announce that on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 we will be celebrating and commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Hibb’s Cove Fishermen’s Museum.

Stayed tuned for more information in the coming days to learn more about the events that will be held throughout the peninsula. We look forward to you joining us in commemorating this milestone in our community with us.


Friday, July 31

This afternoon, we were thrilled to join in welcoming Ken McDonald, MP Avalon, Minister Bernard Davis, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and Pam Parsons, MHA Harbour Grace-Port De Grave District in announcing funding in support of the Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society.


These significant investments of $267,000 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and $94,000 from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (TCII) will support the ongoing efforts of the Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society in activating its vision to grow the local economy by sharing the peninsula’s history, cultural heritage and natural landscape and will assist with the implementation of economic initiatives and regional development along the Port De Grave Peninsula.
We extend our sincerest thanks to ACOA and to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation for seeing the potential in our community and for their collaborative efforts in working with us on our projects.
“Alone we can do so little….together we can do so much.”

Friday, July 24, 2020

We are excited to announce that online reservations for the Shalloway Boat Rentals are now available! #StayHomeYear2020


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Did you know… the Fishermen’s Museum, The Porter House and the School House are open? Upon check in, please proceed to the Fishermen’s Museum to register. Our Summer Tour Guides are looking forward to welcoming you!

Admission Fees (Cash Only):  $3.00 per adult
                                                       $1.50 for Seniors, Students, Children Under 12


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

DATE CHANGE: The SOLD OUT Green Point Lighthouse Lobster Boil for Friday, July 17, 2020 will now take place on Saturday, July 18 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. *Takeouts still available*


Monday, July 13

Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador has honoured people and groups who are part of preserving and presenting the province’s history and heritage for over 25 years through their Manning Awards of Excellence. 

We are pleased to share with you that the Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society Inc. is a recipient of the 2020 Manning Awards in the provincial category for the development of our Master Plan of consolidated heritage initiatives. The plan involves all major historic assets and how to protect and preserve our assets while allowing the Port De Grave Peninsula to become the oldest and the most active fishing port in Newfoundland Labrador.
Our Board of Directors and Staff would like to also congratulate the other chosen recipients within the Community, Provincial and National categories as well.
To read more please visit:


Thursday, July 9, 2020

UPDATE: Tickets to attend the Green Point Lobster Boil on Friday, July 17 have SOLD OUT. However, we are still taking orders for takeout. If you are interested in placing an order, please call Effie Boone at 786-6669.



Monday, July 29, 2020

After careful consideration of the Guidelines for Community Museums, the Board and Staff of the Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society have reviewed and put in place measures to to ensure that our staff, volunteers and guests adhere to Public Health measures surrounding COVID-19.  As such, social distancing, limitations on number of guests, etc have all been put in place.  

The following facilities are open and operational for the season:

Hibbs Hole Fishermen’s Museum
The Porter House
The School House

Summer Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Sunday
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Shalloway Boat Rentals at Ship Cove Pond

By Reservation Only!  
To make your reservation, e-mail pdgpheritagesociety@gmail.com

Enjoy your time in the replica of a Shalloway on Ship Cove Pond.  First used here on the Port De Grave Peninsula while involved in the commercial fishery some 500 years ago.  


  1. The Renter must be 18 years of age or over; 
  2. The Renter must sign a RELEASE AND INDEMNITY FORM; 
  3. It is mandatory that all persons on the Shallowaywear an approved life vest, personally owned or provided by the Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society.;  
  4. There shall be no rocking/tipping of the Shalloway; 
  1. Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages onboard, any evidence of alcohol consumption prior to rental will mean NO RENTAL; 
  1. Rental Fees 
  2. A single person renting for one (1) hour $25.00;
  3. A rental of 4 persons for one (1) hour $40.00;
  4. A single rental (same person) for one (1) hour for two Shalloways – 4 persons per Shalloway at the same time $45.00;
  5. Training to row/scull one (1) hour-one (1) Shalloway with Trainer and 2 other persons $40.00;
  6. When your one hour has been completed and you are in the Shalloway “STEPHANIE COLLEEN” a whistle will blow two times for you to return to the dock.
  7. If you are in Shalloway “THE DOCK HORSESHOE COVE” a whistle will sound 4 times. The responsibility is yours to return to the dock on time. 


Hike to the Green Point Lighthouse

Canon Richards Tea Room
(Currently Closed/Under Renovation – Estimated Opening Date: August 2020)

The health & safety of our volunteers, seasonal staff, & visitors are our top priorities and we ask that when visiting any of our facilities you please respect and adhere to the outlined guidelines.