As part of Tourism Awareness Week 2017, and to help launch Provincial Historic Sites 2017 programming, Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, toured Newman Wine Vaults yesterday and enjoyed a performance of Soldier’s Heart by theatre group Shakespeare By The Sea.
The Provincial Historic Sites network is now open to the public for the 2017 season and will remain open until mid-October 2017. In 2016, these 11 sites saw a record of 99,200 visitors, a 16 per cent increase from the previous year.
The 2017 Provincial Historic Sites programming lineup includes some ongoing events such as:
Concerts by Candlelight at Commissariat (St. John’s);
Anniversary of the Cable Landing (Heart’s Content Cable Station);
After Dark (Trinity);
Voices on the Wind (Beothuk Interpretation Centre);
Remembering the Raleigh (Point Amour); and
Lighthouse Dinners (Cape Bonavista and Point Amour).
Exciting new programming additions for 2017 include:
Shakespeare By The Sea’s Soldier’s Heart (Newman Wine Vaults in St. John’s);
Creative Spirits series (Beothuk Interpretation Centre in Boyd's Cove);
Great Scavenger Hunt (Trinity);
Lunch at the Plantation (Cupids Cove Plantation); and,
Let’s Talk Science (Heart’s Content Cable Station).