On our grounds, you’ll find two Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaques commemorating Rev. Laurence Coughlan, ideological founder of Methodism in Newfoundland, and Harbour Grace’s history of transatlantic aviation. These plaques were refurbished in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Another plaque, courtesy of the Newfoundland Medical Association, commemorates the life of Sir Thomas Roddick, of Harbour Grace. In the summer months, the flags of prominent Harbour Grace merchant firms and the solid black pirate flag of Peter Easton are flown next to the building. (The skull-and-crossbones flag was added by later pirates.) Also, on the front of the Museum, a plaque details the history of Easton in Conception Bay, one remembering the Museum as a National Exhibition Centre in 1974, and one designating the Customs House a municipal heritage site for the Town of Harbour Grace.
Also, you’ll notice several unique fountains on our grounds. Once located throughout town, these fountains were a public water source for the people of Harbour Grace.
Our patio makes for a great photo op, offering an exceptional view of the bay and Harbour Grace Islands.
Unfortunately, the former walkway to Colston’s Cove is inaccessible. We’re working on fixing this issue in the coming months.