Welcome to the 
Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society Inc. 

The Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society is proud to share with you that we have received a New Seniors Horizon Grant for 2023.  Many planned activities are in the makings!  Check out our New Seniors Horizon 2023 page.

Port de Grave Harbour Days 2023 – Tentative date:  August 24 to the 27th 2023.


Check out this contest and enter to win!  Bring your family home for the holidays.  Sponsored by the Government of NL!

Government Launches Come Home for the Holidays Contest


August 15, 2022

We are happy to report that Come Home Year 2022 was a tremendous success!

Stay tuned for our next venture!

June 7, 2022

The Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society have been very active over the past year, with acquiring many grants two of which willreplace the roof on St. Mark’s Heritage Church. 

We will holding Come Home Year 2022 Celebrations August 3rd to the 7th.  We invite everyone both near and far to come along for a grand time. 

We will be employing five students this summer under the Federal and Provincial Student Grants. 

We will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubileee in the next few weeks.  A MMSB Come Home Year Cleanup Grant is presently in progress. 

So much more good things, please stay tune!  We are inviting you to become a Member of our Society, funds raised from our Membership are used to help do the much needed work here on the Peninsula!

Have a great day everyone and we look forward to seeing you this summer!

October 5, 2021



There’s nothing like sharing GOOD news! This is the second time today that I am posting good news, and its about time.
The Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society is proud to share with you that we have another Author from the Peninsula!
Introducing Ray Andrews!
Congratulations Ray we are so proud of you!
Check out the poster and please share with your family and friends!
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The Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society would like to congratulate Rose Andrews on receiving the “Seniors Distinction Award” from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Rose was nominated by Ray Andrews and because of Ray, Gerald received the award five years ago! Quite the honor for a husband and wife to receive this award!
Copied with permission from Rose Andrews.
Rose: “I stand with all others who could easily have been there receiving this award.”
Rose: “MHA.. Steeve Crocker … What an absolute joy it was having our MHA Mr. Crocker take time from his busy schedule to attend the Senior of Distinction Award ceremony today. Mr Crocker gave his attention to my advocacy concerns and to him I extend immense gratitude . He encouraged patience throughout as it takes time to petition governmental departments when politicians advocate as well on behalf of their constituients . Patience was exercised as we kept communicating .Now we can swim to our hearts delight with no stress of being bullied and no stress in getting Gerald out of the pool. There are enough unisex rooms now for all patrons using the pool.
Get” wet” it won’t you ???”
Please click on links:
Rose’s acceptance speech. “Now to hear my speech click upon this link. Due to audio weakness you will have to listen very attentively.”
CONGRATULATIONS on your award, well deserved

Latest News from the PDGHP Society

The lighting of the Crab pot Christmas tree, Dec. 2, 2020  please click on link:

The Lighting of the Crab Pot Christmas Tree

November 26, 2020

We invite the people, friends, and enterprises of the Port de Grave Peninsula and beyond to sponsor a decorated crab pot in support of the Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society.
Crab pots can be sponsored for $75 and be in memorial or in honor of a loved one. Your loved one’s name will be posted on our webpage and social media for the Christmas season. If you would like to sponsor one or more crab pots please click the link below to enter your information and donation details. Tax receipts will be issued manually.
Every dollar we raise helps the Society preserve the culture and heritage of the Peninsula and share it with our residents and visitors. Help the Heritage Society shine a light on our warm and welcoming community this Christmas season!

November 26, 2020

Introducing the Music and Friends Program for Seniors and people with Disabilities

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ATTENTION: Seniors, People with Disabilities and our Youth
The Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society is launching a new program called Music and Friends in December. The project aims to address increasing isolation and improve overall mental health by engaging youth to deliver music therapy and companionship either in person or virtually to seniors and persons with disabilities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The program will run from December 7 through March 31, 2021. Music sessions conducted in person will follow all recommendations and guidance provided by the Department of Health.
If you would like to avail of this program, please contact Joyce Morgan at 683-3673.
Also, if you are a youth between the ages of 15 and 25, can sing, play a musical instrument or do both, and would like to be part of this program, please contact Joyce. We are looking for two musicians/singers to work 3 hours per day (5 days a week). What an awesome way to pass the winter months, knowing that you were able to spread some joy during these difficult times!
Please share with family and friends and if you know of someone who would be interested in this program please contact Joyce 683-3673.

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. 

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