Military Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and
Imagine... elaborate ceilings painted by a convicted Polish
forger, the place where Joey Smallwood argued that the independent
nation of Newfoundland should join Canada...
From 1850 to 1959, the Colonial Building was witness to
Newfoundland's unique political story - from colony to nationhood,
from nationhood to the suspension of democracy during the
Commission of Government years, and onwards to provincial status
within Canada. A new experience of the Colonial Building will bring
to life the people and political events that still resonate in
Newfoundland and Labrador today.
Currently closed for renovations. Re-opening in
2016 with new exhibits and restored interiors.
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