Located in the heart of the Labrador Straits, between the communities of Forteau and L'Anse au Loup, stands a tribute to local heritage and culture - the Labrador Straits Museum. Created and managed by the Southern Labrador Women's Institute, this museum was built in 1978 with the goal of highlighting the local way of life over the last one hundred and fifty years.
Through its exhibits and artifacts, a story is told of how local communities have developed and how lifestyles have changed over time. With a focus on the domestic life and the role of women in communities, the museum also portrays local history through the eyes of those who have helped shape this heritage.
The museum offers a rare chance to experience life in the Labrador Straits throughout its many changes, and view pieces of history that have come alive through its interpretation
Women's History Exhibit
L'anse Amour Burial Mound
Lifestyles of the 1940's and 50's
Pinware Catholic Church Artifacts
Modes of Transportation
Stella Fowler, a Tribute