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In 1993, the Historic Sites Association created the Manning Award for Excellence in the Public Presentation of Historic Places to recognize community heritage projects and the work of heritage champions.
The award is named for the late Bill Manning, a former Parks Canada Superintendent of Newfoundland and Labrador National Historic Sites. Manning realized that the preservation and presentation of our heritage requires the involvement of people in the community.
The annual Manning Award ceremony is under the distinguished patronage of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Nominations are accepted until February 15th.
If you would like us to recognize a group, individual, or community for a Manning Award,please fill in the nomination form below and forward the form to:
In 2004 the HSA established an award for excellence in the use of Newfoundland and Labrador history in creation of a writer’s work. The Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador short lists four titles each year from two categories. In odd years the categories are non-fiction and poetry. In even years children’s literature and fiction are chosen.
Born in 1928, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Paul O’Neill graduated from the national academy of Theatre Arts in New York in 1948. He was a professional actor in the U.S. and England until 1954. He returned to Newfoundland and became a CBC producer, retiring in 1986. He is author of The Oldest City The Story of St. John’s, considered the definitive history of the city.
The Historic Sites Association established the Dr. Paul O’Neill Scholarship in 2003 to recognize his contributions to the study and promotion of Newfoundland and Labrador culture and history. The scholarship is valued at $1,000.00 and is awarded annually to an undergraduate student at Memorial University enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program. There is no restriction by major or minor, but applicants must show academic excellence, enthusiasm and interest in some area of Newfoundland Studies as part of their degree program.
The Historic Sites Association supports the Craft Council in recognizing artisans in the province who preserve traditional crafts or use their work to interpret Provincial History. The award is presented annually, usually in the fall during the ceremonies for the Craft Fair.