Town of New Perlican
"Come down the Harbour"
Town of New Perlican
Home year round to 191 residents
Town of New Perlican
Established in 1675
Town of New Perlican
Incorporated in 1978
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Dime Auction

Saturday, April 27
Purchase tickets for a dime and place your tickets with the items that you would like to win
Winners will be picked randomly
Assortment of new and gently used items
Bar will be open

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Spring Sale — May Market

On Saturday, May 25th from 10 am until 3 pm, there will be a Spring Sale (Fundraiser Event for New Perlican’s Recreation and Gym). Crafts, Baked Goods, Flea Market Items all will be up for offer. Location at Veteran’s Memorial

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Events Calendar

The town of New Perlican wants all residents and tourists to know what’s happening as far as events. We have a new events calendar available for you to view. Check it out and share it with your family and friends!

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New Perlican is one of the oldest settlements in the province. The town was mentioned by name by Thomas Rowley, one of the first settlers at the Cupids Colony. According to his correspondence, he was making plans to move to New Perlican in 1619. It is unknown if he did.

Archaeologist William (Bill) Gilbert has conducted several seasons of excavations in the community at what is known at the Hefford Plantation which was first settled by William Hefford and his family in 1675 and appears to have been occupied continually since that time. This plantation is thought to be the oldest in Canada that is still inhabited by the descendants of the first settlers.

By 1677, William Hefford had built a dwelling house and nine store rooms and lodging houses at New Perlican, and excavations in 2003 uncovered a William III ha’penny minted sometime between 1695 and 1698 and a seventeenth-century padlock. Work the following year recovered a Spanish American silver one real coin manufactured in what is now Bolivia, dated to circa 1653.