Public Invited to Participate in Consultations on Colonial Building Name

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Public Invited to Participate in Consultations on Colonial Building Name

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202216 Views

May 19, 2022

The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation, today announced the start of public consultations on the name of the Colonial Building. The Provincial Government is conducting a review to ensure public monuments and observances respectfully recognize and commemorate the province’s history. As part of this review, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation is seeking public input on the name of the Colonial Building.

The results of this public engagement will be used to determine whether to change the name of the building. The public can complete a short questionnaire available at engageNL or request a copy of the questionnaire in an alternate format by calling 709-729-7212.

Written submissions are also being accepted and can be sent by mail or email to:

Scott Andrews, Manager of Provincial Historic Sites
Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation
Arts and Culture Centre St. John’s
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1B 4J6
[email protected]

The Colonial Building was the permanent seat of the provincial legislature from 1850 to 1959. It was designated a Provincial Historic Site in 1974. A comprehensive restoration of the building is nearing completion and the plan is to open to the public in the coming months as a Provincial Historic Site visitor attraction. The re-opened Colonial Building will be an immersive and interactive visitor experience that will include guided tours and exhibits.

The consultation will be open until Thursday, June 2, 2022.

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“The Colonial Building is one of the most important historic structures still standing in Newfoundland and Labrador. I encourage the public to take part and share their input. I look forward to hearing your views on the building’s name.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation

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Learn more
engageNL

seethesites.ca

Media contact
Adrienne Luther
Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation
709-729-4819, 730-2953
[email protected]

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