The Placentia Area Historical Society (PAHS) will not be able to host the Heritage Symposium that it had been planned for October 26thto the 28thin partnership with Placentia 350 Inc. as part of the 350thAnniversary Celebrations. The cancellation is due to the unavailability of resource people. However, to help celebrate the history of the Placentia area the PAHS will be welcoming two speakers, on the 8thand the 29thof November as the Discover Placentia Speaker Series, who will speak on the early history of Placentia.
One of the speakers is Steve Mills who has spent six years involved with archaeological excavations in Placentia and will speak about that work as well as touch on the names of Placentia and history related to the Basque, the English and the French.
The other speaker is Peter Pope, an author and professor at Memorial University. He will speak about the early fishing periods in Placentia previous to 1662 when the French established their garrison. The PAHS remains committed to the Symposium project and will seek funding to reschedule a similar event for next year. It has expressed regret for any inconvenience this change of plans may cause.
The Discover Placentia Speakers Series are free admission and refreshments will be served.