I am looking for people willing to share their memories of seeing the bones of the Beothuk child and man during a visit to the old Newfoundland Museum on Duckworth Street in St. John’s.
I am a lecturer in anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. For the past few years I have been doing research concerning the Beothuk and the ways in which people of Newfoundland remember the Beothuk. As part of this work I am interested in people’s memories of visiting the old Newfoundland Museum in the 1960s, 1970s, maybe the early 1980s, and seeing the skeletons of the Beothuk man and child which were on display.
If you visited the museum back then and remember seeing the skeletons and are willing to share your memories I would be happy to hear from you.
I am in St. John’s until Thursday, May 29, and am happy to meet in person, or by all means email me your thoughts and memories. Many thanks.
Dr. John Harries
University of Edinburgh