Unveiling of Southport Storyboard

Join us on Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. in Southport for the unveiling ceremony of the Southport storyboard. There will be a luncheon in the school after the ceremony. Everyone welcome.  

Mark your calendars – Saturday, September 28th

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. for the concert at the Lions Club in Hodge’s Cove. The Pickin and Grinnin group from Melody Gardens has once again generously agreed to do concert in support of our society. All monies raised will go toward a cenotaph (War Memorial) for Southwest Arm. […]

Southwest Arm Historical Society finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s History Award

This past weekend Wanda Garrett, Lester Green and Elaine Spurrell were delighted to represent the Southwest Arm Historical Society at the 2018 Governor General’s History Award presentation and events in Ottawa. We were not selected as the 2018 recipient, but we were very proud to be selected as one of three finalists from across Canada. […]

Annual General Meeting, November 19, 2018

The annual meeting of the Southwest Arm Historical Society will be held on Monday, November 19 at 7 pm at the 50 Plus Club in Hillview. The meeting will be brief and it will be followed by a slide show and display of the information on the Royal Naval Reservists, WW1, from the area. A […]

Commemoration100

The Southwest Arm Historical Society Invites you to our Open House commemorating the service of 87 men from Southwest Arm who served in the Royal Naval Reserve 1914-1919 Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Southwest Arm Lions Club, Hodge’s Cove Commemorative Booklets available $15.00 (while quantities last) Archer Peddle book will also be available. […]

Where Once They Sailed

November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. To mark this special occasion the Southwest Arm Historical Society have had a special project to highlight the service of 87 men from the area who enlisted and served in the Royal Naval Reserve from 1914-1919. Lester Green has written and […]

Melody Gardens Pickin and Grinnin Group

A very big THANK YOU to the Melody Gardens Pickin and Grinnin Group and everyone who came out to support both the Southwest Arm Historical Society and the Traditional Paths Interest Group last night. This was the fourth time that the Melody Gardens group came to Hodge’s Cove to support activities in our area. It […]

Pickin and Grinnin

Come out Saturday, September 8th at 7:30 p.m. for the concert at the Lions Club in Hodge’s Cove. The Pickin and Grinnin group from Melody Gardens has generously agreed to do another concert in support of our society and the Traditional Paths Interest Group. It promises to be an evening of entertainment and fun. Admission […]

Highlight on schools in SWA

With the start of a new school year I have posted a few pictures of schools that were around Southwest Arm. You can check out our full collection of school photos under the Education tab. Here you will also find school histories; school reports; a directory of teachers from 1876-1979; photos of students, teachers and […]

Spotlight on Hillveiw

Reprinted from Decks Awash, Volume 15, Number 6 November – December 1986 Photographs from MUN Digital Archives (Click on images to enlarge) Hillview Hillview was originally known as North (or Northern) Bight, and was settled in the mid-1800s by families from Conception Bay because of substantial stands of timber. The community was named Hillview because […]