Since its founding in 1996, the Eastport Peninsula Heritage Society Inc. has spearheaded a number of cultural and heritage initiatives throughout the Eastport Peninsula region.
In the late 1990s, the Society launched the development of The Old Trails, a unique and dramatically beautiful 12-kilometer hiking trail that links the picturesque villages of Salvage and Sandy Cove to the sites of several abandoned communities located along the Eastport Peninsula.
In 2001, the Society opened the Beaches Arts & Heritage Centre, the crown jewel of the Society’s operations in the region. The following year saw the Society’s resurrection of the Agricultural Exhibition, once a staple of outport life from the mid-1930s to 1949. Held annually over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the event has quickly become one of the most successful agricultural exhibitions in the province.
While the Society’s support of these initiatives are ongoing, the organization also lends its support to the operation of The Salvage Fisherman’s Museum, as well as working to establish an Agricultural Museum in the Eastport area at a future date.