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Upcoming Events at Heart's Content Cable Station

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Ongoing Experiences

Included in the price of admission.

May 20, 2017

  • Guided Tour - In July 1866, after nine years and several unsuccessful attempts, the first permanent telegraph cable connecting Europe and North America was hauled ashore at Heart's Content. This little Newfoundland town leaped into the history books and remained a global communications hub for over a century. Explore the site with one of our interpreters where you'll discover how messages were sent and received and the fascinating stories of the operators who lived and worked here.
  • Discovery and Imagination Space (coming this season) - Immerse your family in Hearts Content's lasting legacy and spend some time learning with us. Explore science, technology, history, and the world around us. Explore the history and technology around how we communicate from morse code keys to more modern methods. The Discovery Zone is bursting with activities that provide kids and families with hands-on experiences.
  • Film - An 18 minute film shown on demand tell the story of Cyrus Field and the Trans-Atlantic cable that changed the world. Ask one of our interpreters for more information.

Location: Heart's Content Cable Station, PHS
Contact for more information: Linda Sooley, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 583-2160, Email: cablestation@seethesites.ca


Location:
Heart's Content Cable Station, PHS
Contact for more information: Linda Sooley, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 583-2160, Email: cablestation@seethesites.ca

 

Canada Day

July 1, 2017

July 1, 2017, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Heart's Content connected North America to the world via the trans-Atlantic cable. Come celebrate Canada Day at the cable station with fun activities for the whole family.


For more information, contact:
Linda Sooley, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 583-2160, Email: cablestation@seethesites.ca

 

Let’s Talk Science

July 15, 2017

July 15, 2017

"Cool" is the only way to describe this hands-on, family-friendly activity. Science surrounds you every day, but how often do you get to experiment and unleash your inner scientist? Drop in for a day of hands on demonstrations as we explore the science behind the telegraph. Join demonstrators from Let's Talk Science, an award-winning organization, who and deliver unique learning programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Circuits, simple machines, magnets, and light are just some of the topics to be explored.


Location: Heart's Content Cable Station, PHS
Contact for more information: Linda Sooley, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 583-2160, Email: cablestation@seethesites.ca

 

Let’s Talk Science

July 16, 2017

July 16, 2017

"Cool" is the only way to describe this hands-on, family-friendly activity. Science surrounds you every day, but how often do you get to experiment and unleash your inner scientist? Drop in for a day of hands on demonstrations as we explore the science behind the telegraph. Join demonstrators from Let's Talk Science, an award-winning organization, who and deliver unique learning programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Circuits, simple machines, magnets, and light are just some of the topics to be explored.

http://outreach.letstalkscience.ca/


Location: Heart's Content Cable Station, PHS
Contact for more information: Linda Sooley, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 583-2160, Email: cablestation@seethesites.ca

 

Cable Landing Anniversary

Connecting Canada to the World – a Canada 150 event

July 27, 2017

When the colonies of British North America were meeting to discuss forming a new country called Canada it took 10 days for any news of a new country to reach London by ship. That all changed in July 1866, when the first permanent telegraph cable connecting Europe and North America was hauled ashore at Heart's Content. Celebrate the accomplishment that told the world about this new nation of Canada.

Location: Heart's Content Cable Station, PHS
Contact for more information: Linda Sooley, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 583-2160, Email: cablestation@seethesites.ca

Location: Heart's Content Cable Station, PHS
Contact for more information: Linda Sooley, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 583-2160, Email: cablestation@seethesites.ca

 

Family Picnic

August 17, 2017

August 6, 2017

A Family Picnic at the Cable Station.

Location: Heart's Content Cable Station, PHS
Contact for more information: Linda Sooley, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 583-2160, Email: cablestation@seethesites.ca

 

 

 

Art Love Forgery Book event

August 20, 2017

August 20, 2017, 2pm — 4pm

We are pleased to welcome Carolyn Morgan author of Art, Love, Forgery to the Heart's Content Cable Station. Carolyn Morgan will be joining us for an evening of readings, relaxation and light refreshments.

Alexander Pindikowsky, a Polish artist working in Heart's Content, is arrested in 1880 for the crime of forgery. He is sentenced to fifteen months at Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's. Governor John Hawley Glover, when made aware of Pindikowsky's talent, arranges for the prisoner to serve part of his sentence in a most unusual way-designing and painting ceiling frescoes at Government House. Ellen Dormody, a parlour maid at Government House, witnesses first-hand the brilliance of Alexander's artistry. She is at once captivated by the mysterious painter.

Inspired by true events, Art Love Forgery is a story of forbidden love in nineteenth-century St. John's, a legend that lives on within the walls and ceilings of Government House.


Location:
Heart's Content Cable Station PHS
For further information, contact: Linda Sooley
Tel: (709) 583-2160, email: cablestation@seethesites.ca

 

Stories from the Cable Station

With Charis Cotter

September 16, 2017

Charis Cotter is a writer, editor and storyteller living in Newfoundland. In 2013 Charis founded her own publishing company, Baccalieu Books, to publish The Ghosts of Baccalieu. She created this book with the students from Tricon Elementary School in Bay de Verde, with funding from ArtsSmarts. Her novel, The Swallow: A Ghost Story, was published by Tundra Books (Random House) in September 2014. This spooky gothic novel, set in Cabbagetown, Toronto, in the 1960s, is partially based on Charis's childhood experiences living behind a cemetery. Join Charis as she weaves tales of the Heart's Content Cable Station… perhaps even a ghost or two.

Location: Heart's Content Cable Station PHS, Hearts Content
Contact for more information: Linda Sooley, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 583-2160, Email: cablestation@seethesites.ca