Andrea O’Brien

Andrea has a BA focusing on folklore, history, Newfoundland Studies and English, a Bachelor of Education and an MA in folklore all from Memorial University of NL. She serves as HFNL’s Register of Historic Places, Municipal Outreach Officer, Youth Heritage Places Poster Contest coordinator and web manager. Andrea has been involved in the province’s heritage sector academically and professionally for 20 years, including 8 summer seasons at the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland and student employment at MUN’s Folklore and Language Archives. She is also a founding board member of the Mummer’s Festival. Andrea is a berry picker, beachcomber, fire starter, quilt maker, rug hooker, antiquities lover and a good hand at dancing a jig.