Resettlement - The Bay d'Espoir Experience

Creator(s): Milltown-Head Bay d'Espoir Museum

During the 60s and 70s the face of the communities of Milltown and Bay d'Espoir of Newfoundland was dramatically changed. The influx of families from small outlying settlements had a lasting impact on the larger places, as well as on the lives of the people who moved.

No one could anticipate how the move would affect the generation. There was much happiness on the surface and people appreciated being near the hospital and larger schools, but deep down the longing for the old ways stayed. Stories of this era are still told and many summer homes are being built where the old ones used to be.

These communities were vacated, more than fifty years ago. This exhibit seeks to capture the traditions and cultural memories of those who came to call the area of Bay d'Espoir home.

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