The Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HSA) is a non-profit charitable organization lead by a volunteer board of directors, with a mandate to present the province’s history and heritage.

Some on the HSA's many projects include: the Provincial Heritage Fairs, and Manning Awards.  HSA supports the Province's National Historic Sites through a partnership with Parks Canada.

Funding for heritage projects is provided by revenue generated from sales at the Heritage Shops.  This retail operation also supports the mandate by presenting the Province’s culture thorough a wide variety of local art, craft, gifts, and books.

Current Initiatives

  • Annual school and regional Heritage Fairs across the province
  • Administration of Ambassador Program with Honour100
  • Heart’s Content 150th Anniversary Atlantic Cable Symposium
  • Financial Support for the Signal Hill Tattoo military re-enactments
  • Financial support for Theatre d’Heritage “Faces of Fort Royal”
  • Bi-annual Bartlett Lecture sharing history of Captain Bob Bartlett
  • Manning Awards for Excellence and Dr. Paul O’Neill Scholarship
  • Publication of books related to NL’s National Historic Sites
  • Supporting local craftspeople through the Heritage Shops
  • Sponsoring the Craft Award for Interpretation of Provincial History
  • Sponsoring the Heritage and History Book Award

Past Contributions

  • Operation of Hawthorne Cottage from 1994-2015
  • Translation of “Red Bay Underwater Archaeology Report”
  • Grant supporting L’Anse aux Meadows Viking living history program
  • “Meeting of Two Worlds” bronze sculpture at L’Anse aux Meadows
  • “Celebrating Bartlett” pan-provincial celebration
  • Viking Millenium International Symposium
  • Special uniform fund for the Signal Hill Tattoo
  • Financial support for renovation of Signal Hill Visitor Centre
  • Contributed to aboriginal interpretation at L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Refurbishment of the interior of Cabot Tower on Signal Hill
  • Reconstruction of the Queen’s Battery Barracks
  • Supported aboriginal dig at L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Provided interpretive signage at Port au Choix
  • Restoration of the Cape Spear Lighthouse dome
  • Fundraised for the restoration of Hawthorne Cottage
  • “Newfoundland – A Place Called Home” Collection