We are pleased to announce that we are now a contributing member for the Artefacts Canada Website. This means that you can view selected items from our collection online at the Artefacts Canada site.
This project was produced with the support of the Virtual Museum of Canada and is available for viewing on the Virtual Museum of Canada - Community Memories website by following the link below:
The project covers the History of Albert County from 1690 until 1900.
The presentation includes over 100 historic photographs from Albert County and discusses topics such as:
- The Aboriginal People of Albert County
- The Acadians
- Pierre Thibodeau - the first settler of Albert County
- German Settlements
- Heinrich and Regina (Rachel) Stief - origin of the Steeves family in Albert County
- Loyalist and Irish Immigration
- The Shipbuilding Industry
- The Lumbering Industry
- The Mining Industry
- and many more.
The Albert County Museum in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, is the home of the Prime Minister R.B. Bennett Commemorative Centre. R.B.'s story is told throughout the eight buildings that make up the museum. The traditional museum exhibits portray R.B.'s life from his birth through his education and careers to his political life and beyond. In this virtual exhibit we bring together the whole story of R.B. Bennett into a single source of information that can be used as a resource for students and educators alike in their quest to understand the complexities surrounding the political climate during the Great Depression.
R.B.'s accomplishments are often overlooked, but not as much as his personal generosity towards the people of Canada. His legacy helped shape Canada into the great nation that it is today. The Statute of Westminster that saw our Parliament gain its independence from Great Britain, the Relief Act of 1932, the creation of the Canadian Wheat Board, theCanadian Radio Broadcasting Act (forerunner of today's CBC) and the creation of the Bank of Canada are just a few of the accomplishments of this often forgotten influential Canadian.