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


...loose change in your pocket could save your life?

...loose change in your pocket could save your life?

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Newfoundland has inherited a rich folklore tradition from it's English and Celtic roots. One such 'tale' is that of the fairies. The Newfoundland fairy is not a cute, lovable creature. It likes to play tricks and often it tries to lead people astray when they’re out in the woods.

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Silver is known to ward off fairies, and as the Newfoundland five-cent piece was the lowest denomination of silver, it was the easiest for people to part with. The five-cent piece was sewn into clothing to offer protection. It was especially important in children's clothing and inside of cribs. Fairies loved taking children and leaving a changling in their place.

The Heritage Shops carry a large selection of collectible Newfoundland coins.  Why not give a journeying friend or new couple a five-cent piece to protect them on their way?

...the history behind Bowring Park's Peter Pan statue?

...the history behind Bowring Park's Peter Pan statue?

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