Written and curated: Sarah Roberts, Heritage NL
Project Lead: Terra Barrett and Dale Jarvis, Heritage NL
Translation Service: C. Bungay et D Nanoff
Revisions: Lara Maynard, Andrea O’Brien and Michael Philpott
Thanks to: Agricultural History Society of NL, Bay Roberts Heritage Society, Andrew Boland, Colony of Avalon, Crystal Braye, Kristin Catherwood, Rex Chaulk, William “Bill” Gilbert, Katherine A. Harvey, Historic American Buildings Survey, Tracy Crocker, Colleen Duffett, Sarah Ferber, Pamela Gray, Don Johnson, Hilda Chaulk Murray, Herber Parsons, Ella Pearce, Julie Pomeroy, Dan Rubin, Otto Sansome, Jo Shawyer, Ross Traverse, Doug Wells, Boyd Whelan.
The following section provides resources on topics presented in this exhibition. Links will re-direct to an external website. Depending on your browser settings, each site will open in a new tab or window. These websites may only be unilingual and may not be accessible to a screen reader.
Braye, Crystal, “Exploring our Roots: A Heritage Inventory of Newfoundland’s Root Cellars.” Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador Occasional Paper on Intangible Cultural Heritage, no. 003 (April 2003): 1-6.
Catherwood, Kristin. “John & Phonse Ducey’s Root Cellar.” The Architecture of the Family Fishery in Keels, Newfoundland. Edited by Gerald L. Pocius. St. John’s: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador / Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Publications, 2013.
Gilbert, William. “Baccalieu Trail Archaeology Project, 1997: Excavations at Cupids.” Archaeology in Newfoundland and Labrador 1997. Edited by K. Nelmes. St. John’s: Provincial Archaeology Annual Report Series.
Mellin, Robert, “The Edible Landscape of a Newfoundland Outport.” Open House International 34, no. 2 (June 2009): 96-106.
Royal Canadian Geographical Society, “Cheap Chills.” Canadian Geographic 122, no. 01 (January 2001): 23.
Rubin, Dan. “Root Cellar to Earth Sheltered Greenhouse.” In From Sealskin to Science Fiction: Taking Tradition into the Twenty-First Century, edited by Katherine Harvey and Dale Jarvis, 14-16. St. John’s: Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Tuck, James A. Avalon Chronicles Volume 8. Ferryland: Colony of Avalon Foundation, 2008.
Unknown Author. “Elliston, NL, goes back to the future by restoring its hillside pantries – keeping edibles cool in the summer, safeguarding them from cold in the winter.” Saltscapes. Accessed August 27, 2021.
This exhibition was supported by the Community Stories investment program of the Virtual Museum of Canada, which helps smaller Canadian museums and heritage organizations work with their communities to develop virtual exhibits that engage online audiences in the stories, past and present, of Canada’s communities.