"And No One Lives There Anymore"

Creator(s): Livyer's Lot Museum

Between 1965 and 1975, when the fishing industry was in decline, several harbour villages in Newfoundland experienced great upheaval. At the time, the federal and provincial governments offered families money to relocate to find better economic opportunities. The controversial resettlement initiative saw 20,000 people move from their homes. Three towns resisted - Monkstown, Petite Forte and South East Bight - and they remain as strong now as they were years ago. But those who did leave, especially those from the Placentia West region, feel the impact of the intervention on Newfoundland's rich heritage to this day. This exhibit tells the story of those lost communities and the struggle to preserve their heritage.

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