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Placentia Area Historical Society
Contact: Anita O'Keefe
Address:P.O. Box 233
Placentia , NL
Follow the link to the official website of the Placentia Area Historical Society (PAHS, a nonprofit and registered charity) and the O’Reilly House Museum. The site has been set up to provide information about the Society and the Museum and to promote the history of the Placentia area (Ancient French Capital). Here you will learn about the region’s history, the O’Reilly House Museum and other projects to promote that history. You will also become aware of what is available in the way of historic sites, materials or artifacts.
Placentia (or Placencia and Plaisance as it was once called ), a community on the east side of Placentia Bay and west side of the Avalon Peninsula in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, has a great history of occupation going back to the 1500s. There are reports of early visits from the Basque, Portuguese, Spanish, aboriginals and others. Besides being a onetime capital (1662 to 1713) for the French in Newfoundland it also has an interesting history associated with the English (who also used it is as their capital), the Irish and, in more recent times, the Americans. There are a number of locations of old forts, one of which has been developed as the Castle Hill National Historic Site.
Placentia Area Theatre d’Heritage
Contact: Rhonda Power
68 Orcan Drive
PATH, Placentia Area Theatre d’Heritage, is a non-profit organization established in 1994. We present a living interpretation of significant parts of our French and English history, providing visitors and locals with entertainment that reflects our unique culture.
PATH is proud to have an eclectic group of people with a wide range of skills, from students to professionals, bringing our summer theatre program to life.
Artistic Director – Connie Newhook
Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre
Contact: Jennifer Bennett
Located in the heart of Placentia, in the Town Square, is the Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre. This state-of-the-art multipurpose facility in one of the crown jewels of Placentia’s many cultural assets. The facility is fully equipped for cultural events and performances, including audio visual services and dressing facilities. The flexible character of the centre enables it to be easily adapted as a workshop and conference space, as well as a premier venue for receptions and catered events, exhibit and gallery space.