Voices of Placentia Bay

Start of Voices project opt

In November of this year (2014) physical construction began on an exhibit to celebrate the Voices of Placentia Bay.  This will be a highly interactive multimedia exhibition for which research and development has been going on for several months.

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Ticket sale to repair museum

In order to effect repairs to the O'Reilly House Museum the Placentia Area Historical Society is holding a sale of tickets. The prize will be a 49 inch flat screen smart TV and will be drawn on December 18 at the Lions Bingo.  Prices are $5.00 for 3 tickets or $2.00 for 1.  They will be on sale at Sobeys and in the Placentia Mall starting on October 15 and also by members of PAHS.

Annual Tea Party 2014

Costumes at tea party 

 open party                   the award



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.  

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Annual Tea Party announced

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.

O'Reilly House open for 2014

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

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Basque Will Event held


Unveiling Basque WillStudents perform skit








Close to fifty people turned out at the Arts Centre in Placentia on Thursday, May 15, for the commemoration, by the Placentia Area Historical Society, of a Basque Will that had been written in Placentia 451 years ago.(photos)

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New website for PAHS

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.

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