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Cupids Legacy Centre

BaAM Productions, in collaboration with interpretive planner Marian Macaulay, designed, produced, and installed all interior exhibits at the Cupids Legacy Centre in Cupids, NL.  The facility celebrated its official opening in August 2010 in honour of the 400th anniversary of the Cupids plantation, a busy site of archaeological activity located down the road from the Centre.  Featuring a rooftop viewing deck, a working Archaeological Lab, a Family History Resource Centre, and approximately 3000 sq. ft of exhibit space, the Centre commemorates Canada’s first English settlement and the taking root of a new, distinctly Newfoundland identity. 

As Lead Designer on the project, BaAM determined effective vehicles to convey the community’s stories without compromising historical accuracy. BaAM integrated contributions from local historians, the area’s principal archaeologist, musicians, artists, and Cupids residents to create an interactive and engaging repository of local memories.

The Centre promises to be a beacon for regional tourism as well as a creative expression of the community where residents can meet and continue to share their stories.  In 2012, the Cupids Legacy Centre was the recipient of a Manning Award for Excellence in the Public Presentation of Historic Places.  A winner in the National category, the Centre is recognized for "illustrating the rich tapestry of history and culture that has defined Cupids` place at the nexus of Canadian History."

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