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Upcoming Events

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Ongoing Experiences

Included in the price of admission.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • Guided Tour - Enjoy a guided tour of the home of Confederation advocate F. Gordon Bradley with one of our knowledgeable interpreters. Hear stories of life in Bonavista and Newfoundland in the 1930s and 1940s. And explore what led up to Confederation with Canada in 1949.
  • Fun and Games on the Lawn - Grab a picnic blanket and some games for some fun and leisure on the Mockbeggar lawn.  Blankets and games available from staff in the main house.
  • Confederation Experience - In 1947 F. Gordon Bradley was elected as one of 45 delegates to sit in the Newfoundland National Convention. The Convention was a forum established to debate constitutional options and make recommendations as to which options would appear on a ballot in a national referendum. Listen to some of the debate from the late 1940s including speeches from F. Gordon Bradley and the future premier Joseph R. Smallwood. Explore newspapers from the time to see how the people of Newfoundland felt about joining Canada.

Location: Mockbeggar Plantation, Bonavista
For more information contact: Marlene Russell, Site Supervisor
Tel: (709) 468-7444, Email: bonavista@seethesites.ca