Labrador Interpretation Centre
At the Labrador Interpretation Centre, you’ll discover the founding peoples of Labrador—Innu, Inuit, Métis and Settlers. Here, you will explore Labrador’s ancient indigenous history and see how we live our lives today.
The permanent exhibition The Past is Where We Come From combines voices, art and artifacts from each of our cultures. The exhibition is presented in Inuktitut, Innu-aimun and English.
Special events and temporary exhibitions are presented each year.
I WENT TO HEBRON ONCE…
With a focus on Hebron, Labrador, this exhibition considers place and the distance between here and there – present and past – through memories, photographs, and archival documents.
Image: Dennis Minty. Abandoned Mission Houses, Hebron, Labrador [detail] 2008.
Digital print. 33 x 48 cm. The Rooms, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Collection
Exhibition Opening: I went to Hebron Once…
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Join us for the opening of a thought-provoking Labrador-based exhibition of works exploring place, memory, and perception at the Labrador Interpretation Centre.
The Rooms-curated show explores its themes via works in various media by artists including Marlene Creates, Gerald Squires, Chris Sampson and Dennis Minty. Their works explore the exhibition’s themes alongside and in juxtaposition to a range of archival documents–including historic maps and photographs–from The Rooms collections.
Rosina Kalleo Howell, the daughter of featured artist Josephina Kalleo, will speak about her mother’s life and work. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Practices and Policies: What We Ask Of You
Please help us protect our visitors, staff, volunteers and valuable collections by following these practices.
The use of scented products is to be avoided, in order to provide employees and visitors with a healthy and safe environment. The use of scented products has the potential to create an unsafe environment for our employees and visitors due to the associated serious health risks.
Brief cases, backpacks and oversized bags are not permitted. Please check with staff if you need clarification.
Eating & Drinking
Food and beverages are not permitted in exhibition spaces. This is enforced to protect our collections and items on display.
The use of cellular phones is not permitted in exhibition spaces.
This is a smoke free building.
Admire – But Don’t Touch (in most cases)
Please do not touch the artifacts or artwork on display, except where clearly permitted.
Children are welcome. For their safety and to protect the items on display, we ask that children be supervised at all times.
Please refrain from shouting, running and rowdy behaviour that might interfere with other visitors’ experiences or result in injury.
In the event of an alarm, please prepare to exit, following any instructions provided by staff. If you require assistance, please ask the nearest staff person.
2 Portage Road, North West River in Labrador
Hours of Operation
Open May 4, 2019 – October 6, 2019
Monday-Saturday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Sundays & July 1 (Canada Day): 12 pm - 4:30 pm
Admission is free. Fees apply to some special events. To find out about temporary exhibitions and events, or to book a tour, call (709) 497-8566.
Telephone: (709) 497-8566
Labrador Interpretation Centre
P.O. Box 389
North West River, NL A0P 1M0