The Hiscock House: The Tale of an Entrepreneurial Woman

Creator(s): Hiscock House Provincial Historic Site

When blacksmith Richard Hiscock, who lived in Trinity, Newfoundland, began courting Emma Pittman in 1881, he hired workmen to build the two-storey gable-roofed house that today remains a classic example of outport architecture. In 1893, when Emma was expecting their seventh, a sudden storm at sea killed Hiscock when he was travelling. This exhibit celebrates the life and times of the Hiscocks, Emma's resilience, and the architecture of her home.

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