Saint John, NB
2018 Governors' Award
Joan is a retired school teacher, political activist, naturalist, heritage advocate, genealogist, and volunteer who has been involved in the New Brunswick heritage community for over forty years. Joan was a founding member and the first president of the Saint John Heritage Trust. Her participation and leadership exposed and educated thousands of Saint John residents and business leaders on the benefits of built heritage preservation in the early 1970’s.
In 1980, Ms. Pearce was appointed to the first Saint John Preservation Review Board and has since served as a member of several community heritage and conservation associations, including the Association Museums & Built Heritage New Brunswick, now called the Association Heritage New Brunswick.