P.O. Box 100
Woody Point, Bonne Bay, NL
CA A0K 1P0
Town of Woody Point – JW Roberts Heritage House
The house was built for John William Roberts circa. 1906 and was a family residence for the Roberts family until its purchase by The Town of Woody Point in 2004 as part of an overall waterfront development project. The house underwent restoration to its original character and furnished with either furnishings left with the house or donations and loans from local residents. The house opened as a visitor centre and commenced visitor tours in 2005.
Mandates/ Authority - Owned and managed by the Town of Woody Point and utilized as a visitor centre and for visitor tours.
Archival material for this institution is stored on a computer or in regular filing cabinets in a basement office at the Town of Woody Point office building.
Records (include but are not limited to)
-Interviews from older residents
-Historic Pictures, in both original and digital form. Subjects include: people; 1922 waterfront fire;
old buildings no longer in place; and as current heritage buildings.
-General heritage files from various heritage projects over the years.
-Proposals for various heritage building projects.
-Heritage Committee agendas and minutes in hard copy and on computer.
Records are not catalogued at this time..
The house is open for 7 weeks in the summer and is staffed by summer students, with hours of operation depending on the number of students approved through student programs.
A fee is collected for visits. $3 Adults, $2 seniors and students, and children under 12 are allowed in free of charge.