Today is the 102nd Anniversary of the Capture of the Hopewell Cape Vimy Gun - April 9, 1917

Today is the 102nd Anniversary of the Capture of the Hopewell Cape Vimy Gun - April 9, 1917

102 years ago today, April 9, 1917 the men of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, stormed the hills of Vimy Ridge for the first Allied Victory of the First World War.

The Canadian Corps captured more ground, more prisoners and more guns than any previous Allied offensive. It was a major victory for the Allies. With the overall success of the Battle of Arras, a turning point in the Great War had been reached. Read more…

The Passing of an Albert County Hero – William Henry (Bill) Balser Sr., March 31, 2019 - 95 Years Old

The Passing of an Albert County Hero – William Henry (Bill) Balser Sr., March 31, 2019 - 95 Years Old

William Henry (Bill) Balser Sr., 95, from Stoney Creek NB, passed away peacefully with family by his side at Lakeview Manor in Riverview NB, on March 31, 2019. 

Raised on the family farm in Albert County, Bill volunteered for military service with the RCAF and served from July 1941 to September 1945.

2019 Heritage Week

2019 Heritage Week

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Lest We Forget - Harold Guy Turner - Died of Pneumonia 100 Years Ago Today - 04.02.1918

Lest We Forget - Harold Guy Turner  - Died of Pneumonia 100 Years Ago Today - 04.02.1918

Harold Guy Turner , 1261991, was from  Dawson Settlement Mount, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born January 24, 1894.

2018 - A Year in Review

With 2018 quickly drawing to an end, we can look back on our year at the museum with pride. We opened an amazing new exhibit - The County of Heroes, CY Peck, VC and the Victory Cannons. The exhibit highlights the significant accomplishments of the people from Albert County both during and after the First World War. The exhibit honours the 55 men from Albert County who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving their county, and those who survived the horrors and came home. The exhibit tells the exciting story of the pair of German guns which sit in Hopewell Cape Square, and how they came to be there. It also honours, Cyrus Peck, a native born Albert County man who won the Victoria Cross, September 2, 1918 by telling his life story. If you haven’t had a chance to see it come in 2019!

We also welcomed Dan Ross, our new Manager to the museum. Dan had a great first year, getting a crash course on Albert County’s amazing history. He laid the foundation for our continued success, and we’re looking forward to seeing what he has planned for the future.

We continued our annual events - RB Bennett Day, the 42nd Annual Quilt Show and Fiber Arts Fair, the Royalty Tea, the Antiques Road Show and the Annual Christmas Concert. So without further ado here is the year in review!

Christmas Card sent by Albert County soldier, Hugh Wright in December, 1918

Christmas Card sent by Albert County soldier, Hugh Wright in December, 1918

World War I ended on November 11, 1918 but organizing the transport of thousands of soldiers back home to Canada took months. The Canadian soldiers spent their Christmas overseas but they were given designed 1918 Christmas cards to send home to their families. Read more here.

“Christmas Cards from First World War soldier, Hugh Wright” - A Great War Tradition

“Christmas Cards from First World War soldier, Hugh Wright” - A Great War Tradition

During the years of the First World War (1914 -1918) when the soldiers had to spend Christmas far from home, separated from their families and friends, Christmas cards were important reminders that there was life outside the trenches and outside of the war. Here are a few sent by Hugh Wright. Read more here.

Lest We Forget - Spenser Allen Graves - Died of Wounds 100 Years Ago Today - 11.18.1918

Lest We Forget - Spenser Allen Graves - Died of Wounds 100 Years Ago Today - 11.18.1918

Spenser Allen Graves, 3255975, was from  Pleasant Mount, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born March 19, 1893. He was son of Mrs. L. G. and the late Mr. Graves; husband of Jennie Helma Graves,

World War I letter written by Albert County soldier, Hugh Wright on November 11, 1918

World War I letter written by Albert County soldier, Hugh Wright on November 11, 1918

“Just a few lines today to let you know that we are both well and that the war is at last over, so you will not need to worry anymore.” lines written by Hugh Wright in a letter home, November 11, 1918. Read the whole story here.

Did you know that 4 of our Fighting Men from the First World War are buried here in Albert County?

Did you know that 4 of our Fighting Men from the First World War are buried here in Albert County?

As we approach the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, and we pause to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. You may wish to take the time to visit the grave sites of four of our fighting men who are buried here in Albert County.

Lest We Forget - CARL CLINTON IRVING - Died in Hospital 100 Years Ago Today - 21.10.1918

Lest We Forget - CARL CLINTON IRVING - Died in Hospital 100 Years Ago Today - 21.10.1918

Carl Clinton Irving, 4062755, was from  Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born April 15, 1896 at Hillsborough, New Brunswick. .

Lest We Forget - Royden Edmund Steeves - Died in Hospital 100 Years Ago Today - 12.10.1918

Lest We Forget - Royden Edmund Steeves  - Died in Hospital 100 Years Ago Today - 12.10.1918

Royden Edmund Steeves, 2704341, was from  Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born January 18, 1891 at HIllsborough, New Brunswick.