Gathering in Gagetown

The Gathering in Gagetown, 14 August 2013
Schedule of Events, Village of Gagetown,
Queens County Court House

The Gathering in Gagetown, 14 August 2013

The Gathering in Gagetown, 14 August 2013

10 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks by Susan Shalala, Queens County Heritage – Courtroom. All day From 10:15 – Irish materials on display throughout the Court House. Everyone invited to browse.

11:00 Talk: Traditional Irish Cottages & vernacular furniture – Marilyn Driscoll – Courtroom

12:00 St. John’s Anglican Church Hall opened to provide space for lunch – pack your own picnic & join in.

12:30 Talk: Irish roots of expropriated communities of Queens County – Connie Denby – St. John’s Anglican Church Hall

1:15 Story Circle – Participants include Judy Ann Breen, Dawn Bremner, Roberta MacKenzie and Eugene McGinley – Courtroom

2:30 Talk : Bruce Driscoll, President of the Irish Canadian Cultural Association of New Brunswick – Courtroom

3:00 Entertainment: Senior fiddle students of Katherine Moller’s Violin Studio – including 2013 recipient of the Inishowen fiddle, Sidney Murgatroyd, plus Bowin’ (Abbey Allain Geldhart & Morrigan Gemmell) – Courtroom

4:00 Closing remarks – Courtroom

The Creek View restaurant will feature an Irish menu for the day and, for those wishing to stay on for the evening, the Old Boot Pub will be providing Irish pub music. We hope you’ll attend!

About frederictonregionmuseum

The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from Central New Brunswick. In 1969 the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officer's Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton. The Society and Museum remain a nonprofit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical The Officers' Quarters. The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog. He is the 42lb wonder that lived in the Killarney Lake just north of Fredericton about 100 years ago. The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. Because central New Brunswick is where the provincial capital is located, and because it served as a meeting place for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadian, and other European settlers, the Fredericton Region Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4000 square feet of exhibit space and a collection of over 30,000 artefacts the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
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2 Responses to Gathering in Gagetown

  1. Charlotte Roberts says:

    The Gathering in Gagetown, 14 August 2013
    It is unfortunate that I only received this notice today, Visit a Museum, August 19th. I am a boater that enjoys going to Gagetown. If I would have had some advanced notice I could have planned my weekend around this outing. I also could have passed the word to our yacht club here in Saint John. (Martinon Yacht Club)

    • Thanks for your interest, Charlotte. I wish I had the information sooner too. From what I understand, the event was a success and this may turn into an annual activity. You can either stay posted here to find out and / or follow Queens County Heritage on Facebook.

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