Guided Tour – Truth or Myth?

The Rooms

9 Bonaventure Avenue

St. John's, NL

History & heritage



Learn about themes and events relating to the cultural identity of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, illustrated through artworks from our permanent collection. From the cod fishery to Confederation, from referendums to resettlement, this exhibition explores how we decide what defines our cultural identity as Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans, and as Canadians. Included are artworks by David Blackwood, Grant Boland, Jerry Evans, Josephina Kalleo, Helen Parsons Shepherd, Mary Pratt, and many other artists from this province.

This event is free.

Fri Sep 25
Sat Sep 26
Sun Sep 27

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Organized by

The Rooms Corporation of NL

The Rooms is Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest public cultural space. It represents and showcases our province to itself and to the world. Both a destination and a journey, The Rooms is where the province’s most extensive collection of artifacts, art and historical records come together to create meaningful and memorable visitor experiences that share who we are and how we came to be. We stand guard over a million natural history specimens, and over a million artifacts, that connect our past to our present and future. We manage a collection of over 7,000 works of art, ranging from historical to contemporary, from international art to local crafts and folk art. While we concentrate most on Newfoundland and Labrador artists, the collection includes many other Canadian works/exhibits. We preserve records of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador that have enduring legal, fiscal, evidential or research value. We also collect records from private sources which have enduring value to the history of the province. Since it opened in 2005, The Rooms has presented hundreds of exhibitions and more than 1,000 education and public programs, capturing the imagination of over 1 million visitors—and the numbers grow every season.

This event is part of a hub:

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9 Bonaventure Avenue

St. John's, NL

Event Contact

Visitor Services

(709) 757-8090




This event is wheelchair accessible.