Bell Island #2 Mine and Community Museum,
13 Compressor Hill, Bell Island, NL

Tel: +1-709-488-2880
Toll Free: +1-888-338-2880
Email: bellislandhs@nf.aibn.com

Teresita E. McCarthy

An associate of the #2 Mine Tour and Museum since its founding in 1994, Teresita was raised in a mining family. Her father worked the mines here until they were closed, and often told funny stories of the day-to-day goings-on down in the deeps. One of her strongest memories of those times was seeing animals and bed sheets coloured red by the ore that blew over the island in windstorms.
 
In her adult life, Teresita taught primary and elementary school here on Bell Island for 33 years. She also served as the President of the Museum Association of Newfoundland for a time. A recipient of the Canadian Museum Association Award for Distinguished Service and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to her community and province, Teresita was also elected as a councillor for the Town of Wabana in December of 2014. She has many tales to tell.

The #2 Mine Tour and Museum opens for the 2023 season from May 21 to October 1.