Hopewell Cape Kitchen Party

Make plans to attend the Hopewell Cape Kitchen Party at the Albert County Museum's Community Hall on Monday July 23rd at 7:00 PM.

Local favourites Sara and James Nelson will be performing. If you caught them at our RB Bennett / Canada Day Celebration then you know why Albert County loves hearing them play.

Also on the bill is the talented and amazing Samantha Robichaud. Samantha has performed many times in the Community Hall many times. It is always a treat to hear her play and and we're sure she feels like she's coming home for a Kitchen Party !

Tickets are $10 at the door. There will be a canteen with goodies. This will be great family fun!

ARE YOU OUR NEXT JR. HISTORIAN?

The Albert County Museum is looking for a Senior High School or University Student who has a passion for history, to play a key roll at the Museum this summer as our Jr. Historian. This position is bilingual and the candidate must apply through Young Canada Works at: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works.html  

In addition, you can also send your resume to d.ross@albertcountymuseum.com 

About the position: This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic, self-motivated individual to be a vital part of the Albert County Museum and RB Bennett Commemorative Centre. To help manage its artifact collection, offer educational outreach and be part of a dedicated interpretive staff in telling the story of the People of the Tides and showcasing Albert County's native son, Hon. RB Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada.

The candidate will directly help the Manager with the day to day museum functions, and assist in the development of interpretive programming and exhibits. Strong organizational, supervisory, interpersonal and oral/written communication skills are mandatory, as well as strong social media skills, and speaking before small and large groups. Bilingualism is expected.

This will be an excellent opportunity for a potential candidate to build a strong skill set in all fields of museum and curatorial aspects for a career in museum/heritage and related fields. The Albert County Museum has a wide focus of history which encompasses exhibits from first nations, to the earliest Acadian Settlers in 1699, the Expulsion, through the height of the maritime shipbuilding, Confederation, to both World Wars, and later. The museum also celebrates Canada's 11th Prime Minister RB Bennett which lends itself to an excellent opportunity for a candidate with more political leanings. Visit www.albertcountymuseum.com 

Riversong Presents: On A Lighter Note

Sunday June 3rd, 2018, at 3:00 PM, in the Albert County Museum's Community Hall, please join us for an uplifting afternoon concert as Riversong presents:

On A Lighter Note - Featuring Pop and Broadway Favourites

Performed by the Riversong Ladies A Cappella  Ensemble.

Special Guest: Fundy Ceilidh

Tickets are only available at the door. Adult $15 / Student or Senior $8 / Under 12 Free

Foods of the Fundy Vally Bee Keeping Workshop

Bee Keeping Workshop 2018

Introduction to Bee Keeping Workshop

June 2nd

9am-4pm

Albert County Museum, Community Hall

*Lunch will be provided*

Beekeeping is a fun and interesting hobby that allows you to produce the delicious treat of honey while helping the environment. Learn the basic principles necessary to begin this fascinating hobby. Topics include: overview of the honey bee colony; beekeeping tools and equipment; how to start with honey bees; swarming; honeyflow and harvesting of hive products; diseases, pests and enemies; hive and queen management; and beekeeping throughout the year. No prior knowledge of honeybees or beekeeping is required.

Instructor Bio:

Karen Thurlow started beekeeping in 1978 and is a certified Master Beekeeper. She is the owner of New Moon Apiary and manages 60 hives of her own in Cumberland County, Maine. Karen teaches bee disease and microscopy classes to other beekeepers. She sells package bees, nucleus hives, and raises and sells queen bees during the beekeeping season. She also sells raw honey, spiced creamed honey, and products she makes from her hives such as lotions, salves, and lip balms. Karen managed a bee equipment supply store for 7 years helping many beginner beekeepers get set up with the equipment they needed to start their beekeeping hobby.  You can find her on Facebook or visit her website.

 

You can register by following this link.  http://foodsofthefundyvalley.ca/bee-keeping-workshop-2018

The cost of the workshop is $40 for members of Foods of the Fundy Valley or $45 for non-members.

 

Today is the 98th Anniversary of the Hopewell Vimy Gun Arriving in Hopewell Cape - May 28, 1920

Today is the 98th Anniversary of the Hopewell Vimy Gun Arriving in Hopewell Cape - May 28, 1920

98 years ago today, May 28, 1920  the Hopewell Cape Vimy Gun arrived at Cape Station and was towed to Hopewell Cape. You can learn about the exciting story, from it's capture at Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917 to it's arrival in Hopewell Cape at the County of Heroes-Cyrus Peck, VC and the Victory Cannons Exhibit.  The exhibit opened at the Albert County Museum on May 19th.

Rug Hooking Proddy Hydrangea Workshop

On July 13, 2018, as part of the 42 Annual Quilt and Fibre Arts Show and Sale, there will be a special workshop. Gwen Dixon will be presenting her Rug Hooking Proddy Hydrangea Workshop in the historic Courthouse  located on the grounds of the Albert County Museum.

Hook Proddy Hydrangea flowers in a ready to hang hoop. An easy and fun technique using a rug hook and hand dyed wool. Learn to cut the pedal shape and hook it onto a burlap backing. Hand dyed wool in lots of colors. A relaxed and fun workshop with beautiful results.

July 13, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost is $95.00

Contact Gwen Dixon to register:                                                             gwendixonwoolarts@gmail.com                                                                                                              (506) 387-8292                                                                                                                                                  (506) 227-5220

County of Heroes Exhibit Opens Saturday, May 19th - See you there!

County of Heroes Exhibit Opens Saturday, May 19th - See you there!

On Saturday, May 19, County of Heroes-Cyrus Peck, VC and the Victory Cannon opens at the Albert County Museum in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick. The exhibit highlights the life of Albert County born, Colonel Cyrus Peck, VC, DSO (1871-1956) who won the Victoria Cross on September 2, 1918 during the Second Battle of Arras. In addition, the exhibit tells the exciting story of the capture of the Vimy Gun, from its use on the battlefield to its final resting place in Hopewell Cape Square. Housed in a stylized First World War trench, complete with sandbags, and rusted corrugated steel, the exhibit creates a life-like setting for both parts of the exhibit.

A SUMMER JOB THAT'S FUN. CAN THAT HAPPEN?

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WE ARE HIRING FOR THE 2018 SUMMER SEASON

High School and University students.

Looking for a summer job that's entertaining, fun and full of local history? 

Apply at the Albert County Museum and enjoy your summer with us.

E-mail your resume to:

d.ross@albertcountymuseum.com

 

Celebrating Ruby Anderson's Scrapbook with Gwen Dixon

Join us at the Albert County Museum in congratulating Gwen Dixon on her outstanding achievement in completing this incredible project - Ruby Anderson's Scrapbook! Gwen is a long time friend of the Museum, volunteering in on the Fibre Arts & Quilt Show committee, where she also sells some of her work. This year, Gwen was also involved in instructing a rug hooking workshop during the event.

Gwen's fibre arts exhibit was inspired by a scrapbook that spoke of life on the Fundy Coast between the 1940s to 1960s, and it is this art that is being featured in exhibit during the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival from October 8 to 15. Support this local talent by taking the drive out to view her exhibit. Details are below.

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A Living Memorial to Vimy Ridge Planted at the Museum

Jim Landry of Landscape NB/PEI with Vimy Oak in front of Albert County Courthouse

If you missed the planting of the Vimy Oak Tree yesterday at the Museum, not to fear you can still visit the oak tree at its new home on the museum grounds. We planted the tree across from the English Oak tree planted in 1937 in commemoration of the Coronation of King George VI in front of the majestic county courthouse. The tree is planted with a direct view of our gun which was captured at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917 and won by Albert County in the 1919 Victory Loans Campaign. 

Our Vimy Oak was grown from scions cut from one of the original oak trees grown from acorns gathered at Vimy Ridge in 1917 by Lieutenant Leslie H. Miller. He planted his acorns at his farm in Ontario, which he eventually called Vimy Oaks Farm.

After the battle of Vimy Ridge all but one oak tree was destroyed, so the Vimy Oaks Legacy Corporation was formed and began the project to repatriate the Vimy Oaks to Vimy Ridge in 2015. Our tree was originally slated to be planted at Vimy Ridge, but due to soil regulations was unable to be planted there. The project then sent over acorns from the Vimy Oaks in Ontario to France and and are growing them there. Our Vimy Oak tree is one of 250 that are going to be planted across Canada, and was the first to be planted in New Brunswick. 

The day was made more profound as it was 100 years to the day that Lieutenant Louis Stanley Edgett from Hillsborough, NB died of wounds suffered from a counter-attack at Vimy Ridge on May 10, 1917. You can read more about him here. 

With special thanks to the people who made this project possible: The Liptay Family for purchasing the tree, Jim Landry at Landscape NB/PEI for having the foresight to obtain 40 trees for NB and PEI, Kim Wilmot of Ayles Natural Landscaping from Riverview for helping with the planting and subsequent care of the tree and the Vimy Oaks Legacy Corporation for making the whole thing possible. 

Thanks to the large number of people who attended the planting, along with the dignitaries present, our MLA Brian Kierstead, and representatives from the Hillsborough Legion Branch 132 President Keith Steeves, and Riverview Veterans Association President Peter Jubb. 

Look What We Just Got in the Mail!

We just received this awesome sticker in the mail to put on the door of the Library/Gift Shop. It seems like yesterday, but it was 2 seasons ago that the Museum was on the Amazing Race Canada. If you missed the show look for Season 2, episode 11 "Put the Fun Back in Fundy". The episode aired on September 16, 2014 to 3 million viewers.

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The Cape Enrage Figurine - An Enigmatic Object - A SPECIAL PRESENTATION - Saturday, September 10 @ 7:30PM

In 1998, an unusual archaeological artifact was found at Cape Enrage, in Albert County, N.B.. This artifact, the Cape Enrage Figurine, is a small image of a stylized human-like head carved into a piece of mammal bone. 

 Come join us on Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 PM and discover what we have learned about it, and speculate about its provenance, history and cultural affiliation. With special presentation by retired UNB Professor Dr. David Black. 

If you have never heard of this amazing artefact then come and find out what makes it so special!

Entrance by free will donation.