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NOTICE: GFW Heritage Society Annual General Meeting – June 8th 

The Annual General Meeting of the Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society will take place at the following date/time at the Royal Canadian Legion

7 p.m. 
Thursday, June 8th, 2023 

All are welcome to attend but only members can vote.   

Calling for Volunteers

The GFW Heritage Society is holding an Exhibit Planning Day to get the Centre ready for the upcoming tourist season. We’re looking forward to having some of our usual volunteers and new ones to help out.

No experience necessary.

The session will be held at the GFW Heritage Centre on the old mill property on Monday, April 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a break for lunch at 12.00.

Lunch will be provided.

To our Valued Members


This is just a gentle reminder for people who wish to renew their memberships. 

If you are not sure when your membership expires, just call Robyn at the Centre 489-6903.

Remember, memberships are $10 for the year and can be renewed in person at the centre from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also renew through our shop on our Webpage here.

If you wish to do an e-transfer, the address is:

We wish to thank all of our members for your support over the years.

Here’s to Another Year!


We cannot stress enough how much we appreciate all of our members and volunteers.


Since we changed our membership to annual, we’ve been looking for a way to easily keep track of everyone’s individual memberships.  Up until this point, we’ve have had our memberships expire in January and we had encouraged everyone to renew at that time.  This procedure did come with its share of problems, and we have been working on the issue.


We now have software that can easily keep track of everyone’s individual membership expirations.  We will send you a friendly reminder email to inform you when your membership is about to expire to give you the opportunity to renew.


We are so happy to be able to serve you better on an individual basis and we thank you for sticking with us during our transitional period.


Changes to Our Executive

Our Annual General Meeting was held on June 22, 2022 at the Royal Canadian Legion.

We wish to announce that there have been some changes to our executive.


Mr. Lucien (Butch) Forbes has stepped down as President of the Grand Falls-Windsor heritage society after many years of leading the way to where we are today!  We are happy to have him on the executive in a Past President position.

We are so happy to announce that Allison Miller has been elected to be our new President!  

We also welcome Jim Locke who has been elected to the position of Vice President.

Congratulations!! We wish them all the best as the take on their new positions and we look forward to working with them in their new capacities in the future.

Our New Email address:

As of May 1, 2022 the Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society will begin using a new email address.


The new address will be:


Please add us to your contacts so that you receive all of our future correspondence.

Do You know how to make the iconic Mill Basket??

Or know someone who does?


We are looking for an individual that is able to craft the mill basket and would love to pass this skill onto others.

If you’re interested, please contact us at the centre –

or call Audrey Burke – 489-4007 for more information.

We Welcome your Suggestions!



Hello residents of Grand Falls-Windsor and beyond!


We have situated in our lobby a new suggestion box.  We warmly welcome guests to come to visit the centre from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Got an idea of how we can improve?  We would love to hear it.


While Covid is still lurking, we suggest you give Robyn a call at 489-6903 and let her know that you (and a friend or two) would like to drop by and take a look around.


We want to make coming to visit the Heritage Centre an experience that all visitors can enjoy!


The Family Tree Group now has yearbooks available for purchase. 

$5.00 each!

This is a great opportunity to find that long-lost yearbook for yourself

or as a thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one!


Feel free to drop in to The Family Tree Group at

the Grand Falls Windsor Heritage Centre on


Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

You can also call ahead – 489-6903!


Come and check out their selection!


Logger’s Life Museum


The Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society is looking at the idea of reviving a version of the Logger’s Life Museum which originally operated up by Beothuk Park. The Logger’s Life Museum was closed permanently in 2015.

We would love to hear from anyone with experience in constructing log cabins or that had any involvement with the construction of the former Loggers Life Museum. We’re exploring the possibility of constructing a similar logging camp replica close to our new home on the mill property.

If this peaks your interest and you would like to help out with this project, please give us a call at 489-6903 or drop by to have a chat with us.

Our mandate is to preserve the history of Grand Falls-Windsor and our family of surrounding communities in Central NL.

Thank you for your consideration!