The Colony of Avalon will be opening on June 12 for the 2017 Season.
Although separated by more than 90km as the crow flies, or 200km by sea, Ferryland and Placentia have a lot more in common than their Irish heritage. The two settlements were also traditional enemies in the late-seventeenth and early-eighteenth centuries. That French-English historical animosity, really more of a European issue that spilled over to Newfoundland, … Continued
This month’s blog post describes plans for 2017 summer excavations at Ferryland, which will be conducted as part of my Masters research at Memorial University under the direction of Dr. Barry Gaulton. While much of the archaeological research at Ferryland has focussed on the substantial and incredibly well-preserved remains of the 17th-century colony, evidence over … Continued
The exciting discoveries from last year’s field season make writing a blog post about the 2017 excavations at Ferryland quite easy. However, it is not without its challenges. We continue to struggle with the same issue that plagues not-for-profit heritage organizations across the country — funding. Here at Ferryland we are truly blessed with an … Continued