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100 Gifts for 100 Years

Registered Name: The Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Museum Inc.

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100 Gifts for 100 Years

Did you know that Apothecary Hall will turn 100 this year?

Apothecary Hall, located on Water Street in St. John’s, is home to the Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Museum. Designed by John E Hoskins and built by M & E Kennedy Contractors and Builders, the building started construction in 1922 and opened in December 1924 as the site of Peter O’Mara’s new drug store. A hundred years later, it is one of the last buildings standing of the historic urban commercial streetscape of Water Street West.

An amalgam of art nouveau and art deco, Apothecary Hall’s design stands apart from the architecture typically found in St. John’s – one of the oldest cities in North America. The interior of the building features tin pressed ceilings and original maple floors, as well as authentic 19th century oak pharmacy cabinets. Among the more than 2,000 artifacts housed within Apothecary Hall are century-old mortars and pestles, scales and tablet presses, perfumes and cosmetics, patent medicines, and two ornate show globes from the early 1900s.

Since 1988, the Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Museum has operated in this space, with a mandate to preserve and share the history and evolution of trusted pharmacy practice as it was experienced here in Newfoundland and Labrador. Through our permanent display, virtual exhibits, and interactive programming, like the Cod Liver Oil Challenge, we offer a glimpse into how pharmacy care advanced during the last century.

This year, in celebration of Apothecary Hall’s 100th anniversary, we are launching our 100 Gifts for 100 Years campaign to raise funds in support of exhibit renewal and virtual exhibit expansion. Your gift will enable us to continue sharing the history of pharmacy and healthcare in Newfoundland and Labrador and honouring the important contributions by local pharmacists to their profession and communities throughout the province.

Please help us continue our work for another 100 years with a donation to the Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Museum.

Thank you for your generosity.