Our mission is to preserve our past for future generations. To be an integral part of the community which identifies, conserves, treasures, and preserves property and the culture of past generations.
The Jackson's Arm Heritage Society, a non-profit organization, evolved from the Strategic Economic Committee established through the town of Jackson’s Arm in 2006. It was incorporated on March 14, 2012. The society’s mandate is to protect the heritage assets within the community of Jackson's Arm. As the membership of the committee changed, the focus has now shifted to heritage preservation in the town of Jackson's Arm, Newfoundland.
When the town acquired the Stanley Ford Property, the restoration of the family house and its five outbuildings naturally fell under the supervision and guidance of this volunteer group. The Jackson’s Arm Heritage Society Inc. continues to manage the property on behalf of, and in partnership with, the town.
The Stanley Ford Heritage Property is an emerging tourism asset in the town of Jackson’s Arm and the area of White Bay South. It is in the process of evolving into a unique cultural product that is identifiable to the area and not seen anywhere else in Newfoundland and Labrador. The property is overseen by the Jackson’s Arm Heritage Society which had a vested interest in the development of the Ford Property since the Jackson’s Arm town council acquired it from the Ford family in 2006.
Because of the town and committee's interest in preserving the past for future generations and keeping the cultural heritage alive, the Heritage Society has spent several years planning the development of the property, increasing interest in the project both locally and provincially, and applying for funding to get this property to its current point of development. The goal is for the Stanley Ford Heritage Property to be viewed as a source of pride for the community, an educational opportunity for school children, and an experiential tourist destination for visitors to the area of White Bay South.
While a museum property is not unique in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Stanley Ford Property has set itself apart with its experiential learning of the past, and innovative plans for the future.
There are so many things that can be offered to visitors in this picturesque outport community.