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 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, 2020 Federal and Provincial Funding Announcement

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.”

Ken McDonald, MP Avalon; Minister Bernard Davis, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation; Pam Parsons, MHA, Harbour Grace-Port De Grave District joined by the Directors and Staff of the Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society, along with other guests.

Welcoming our Project Manager/Development Coordinator

The Port De Grave Peninsula Heritage Society is pleased to announce and introduce you to the newest member of our team. Please join us as we welcome Jennifer Yetman to the role of Project Manager/Development Coordinator with the society.

Jennifer is a highly proficient, detailed oriented professional with over fourteen years of project, fund development and marketing/communications experience. She holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Memorial University, as well as a certificate in the Fundamentals of Fundraising from the International Association of Fundraising Professionals and a Diploma in Office Administration. Jennifer is a highly respected leader in her field with expertise in leadership, policy development and strategic planning.

Jennifer is a current board member of the Canadian Transplant Association – Newfoundland Labrador and Co-Chair, Friends of the Games, NL Summer Games 2020.  She resides in Coley’s Point with her husband Jeremy and two children Emma (13), Owen (10) and their dog Marley.

Please join us as we provide Jennifer with a warm welcome. Jennifer can be reached via e-mail at pdgpheritagesociety@gmail.com.

2020 Manning Award Winner

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:https://www.historicsites.ca/2020-manning-recipients 

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*

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*

Back by popular demand – Green Point Lighthouse Lobster Boil! Join us on Friday, July 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with live music by Andrew Mercer.

In following COVID-19 regulations for outdoor gatherings, a limited number of 50 tickets are available. However, we are pleased to offer the option of a Takeout Lobster Dinner. #StayHomeYear2020

To purchase your tickets or to preorder your takeout, please e-mail pdgpheritagesociety@gmail.com or call Effie Boone at 786-6669.

Note: ** We ask that you bring along your own utensils (fork, knife, lobster pic) and chair.

Staycation on the Peninsula

Staycation? Consider our beautiful community for a staycation or a day visit on a weekend.

Our community offers some stunning views of conception bay and places to visit for those of all interests. Pack a picnic and enjoy it at Green Point Lighthouse, visit the Fishermen’s Museum and Porter House once we open up date will be announced soon. Enjoy the views of our busy modern fishing harbour, this year we ask you to view from your car to keep our fishermen and workers safe during COVID19 our Harbour Authority as signage stating what areas are prohibited. Please watch for signage.

Take in the breath taking views while enjoying a delicious meal from a food truck located by ship cove pond. Take a hike around jail house mountain, you may happen to see a boat steaming up the bay or visit the rock that’s naturally shaped like the island of Newfoundland.

Bring the family and enjoy a day on the Port de Grave Peninsula. See you then!

Just an hour from St John’s, with a world of difference!

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Launching Shalloway

We are excited to launch the Shalloways on Friday, June 12th at 11:30am from the foot of ship cove pond in Port de Grave.  When launched you will be able to observe one of the Shalloways sculled and the other rowed to the recently upgraded dock in the middle of the pond.

These Shalloways have been generously sponsored by Clarence and Eleanor Andrews and Shawn and Nancy Batten.

We welcome you to come out and observe a short ceremony as we unveil the names chosen for the boats.  Rev. Linda Budden will offer a blessing for a safe venture and a successful way of remembering out past as we build a tourism destination.

If you come down, please ensure you follow social distancing.  You can always stay in your vehicle or watch from across the pond.

NTV have confirmed they will be onsite and will bring a report on the Evening Newshour.

Remember Social Distancing will be strongly inforced.