Saint John Jewish Historical Museum Springtime Variety Concert

Springtime Variety Concert
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Grace Presbyterian Church
101 Coburg Street, Saint John    
in support of the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

All of the musicians are from the Saint John area. The programme includes Christopher Lane (baritone), Luan Salmon (soprano), Deantha Edmunds (soprano), Claire Driscoll (piano), and David Dow (clarinet).   Robert Selby will be master of ceremonies for the evening   Join us for an evening of musical selections in traditional, classical and modern styles. It is aimed at appealing to a broad range of musical interests.   The entire proceeds will be used to further the activities of the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum in the summer of 2014.

Tickets for the evening are $15.00 and can be purchased from Board members or at the  Saint John Jewish Historical Museum – please phone 633-1833 or email to arrange pickup time.

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Acquisitions 10

English message follows…

Le Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton,
campus de Moncton, présente l’exposition

Acquisitions 10

du 15 avril au 29 juin 2014. 
Le vernissage aura lieu le
mercredi, 16 avril 2014 de 17 h à 19 h.
Bienvenue à toute et à tous!

Il s’agit d’une sélection d’objets acquis par le musée
depuis les 10 dernières années, soit de 2003 à 2013

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The Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton,
Moncton Campus, is presenting

Acquisitions 10

from April 15 to June 29, 2014.
The opening reception will be held on
Wednesday, April 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
All are welcome!

The exhibit consists of a selection of objects acquired
by the museum in the last 10 years, from 2003 to 2013.

Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton
Téléphone : (506) 858-4088
Adresse civique :
405 avenue de l’Université
Moncton (Nouveau-Brunswick)

Adresse postale :
18 avenue Antonine-Maillet
Moncton NB  E1A 3E9

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Two Events at Queens County Heritage in Gagetown!

Heritage Fair
Wednesday, 16 April, 1-8 pm, Cambridge-Narrows School
Special Presentation by Peter Larocque, Curator, NB Cultural History & Art, NB Museum 7 pm at the School “Your Chums are Fighting: New Brunswickers in the Face of a Global Conflict” Based on the collections of the New Brunswick Museum this survey of images and objects speaks to the reactions and strategies of New Brunswickers, at home and abroad, who were immersed in “the War to End All Wars”


Tilley Birthday Bash 2014 – Celebrating Sir Leonard Tilley’s 196th birthday!
Saturday, May 10, 7 p.m., Queens County Court House, Village of Gagetown
Gourmet finger food, refreshments, socializing and a fabulous jazz trio ‘Carte Blanche’ from Moncton, with special guest soprano Monette Gould!

A great Mother’s Day weekend event.

Tickets $30. Reserve by calling 488-2483, by e-mail, by PayPal on our website ( or visit us on Facebook.

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York Sunbury Historical Society Program: The Aroostook War of 1839

The Aroostook War of 1839 by Gary Campbell

A little-known episode in North America’s history, the Aroostook War of 1839 was an undeclared war with no actual fighting.  It had its roots in the 1793 Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolutionary War but left the border of Maine (then part of Massachusetts) and British North America unsettled.  Efforts to locate the border based on the treaty failed.  The area between the competing British and American claims became known as the Disputed Territory.  Fearing a negotiated border would negatively affect its claim for the disputed territory, Maine occupied the Aroostook River valley in early 1839.  British regulars, New Brunswick militia, and Maine militia were then deployed in the dead of winter, as the kindling was laid for a third major Anglo-American conflagration.  Eventually, cooler heads prevailed, although they did not deter a number of skirmishes between the Maine Land Agent posses and a loosely organized group of New Brunswick lumbermen.  A complex story of friction, greed, land grabs, and the Ashburton-Webster Treaty of 1842 eventually settled rivalry, this border dispute that nearly resulted in war.  If you want to learn more about this fascinating period in New Brunswick history, join us at Government House, Thursday January 16 @ 7:30 PM when author Gary Campbell will tell us more about this story.

A reception will follow the presentation.  Non-members are cordially invited.

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Golden Age of Harness Racing in New Brunswick


(Please forward to anyone who may be interested in attending)

You are invited to a free public talk exploring the Golden Age of Harness Racing in New Brunswick, featuring local expert Leah Grandy, PhD, which will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame (NBSHF), 503 Queen St., Fredericton.

Nineteenth century New Brunswick was home to a vibrant and pioneering harness racing community, as professionals and amateurs thrilled spectators with some of the fastest horses in the world. Grandy will turn back the clock and delve into the fascinating history of a sport that continues to be championed by NB talent, including famed jockeys and NBSHF Hon. Members Earle B. Avery, Rufin Barrieau and James Doherty.

Contact: New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame


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Vous êtes invité à une causerie sur l’âge d’or des courses attelées au Nouveau-Brunswick, animée par l’experte en la matière de la région, Leah Grandy, Ph. D., qui aura lieu à 19 h, le mercredi 30 octobre, au Temple de la renommée sportive du Nouveau-Brunswick (TRSNB), situé au 503, rue Queen, à Fredericton. L’entrée est libre.

Au XIXe siècle, le monde des courses attelées au Nouveau-Brunswick se caractérisait par son dynamisme et son avant-gardisme, conducteurs professionnels et amateurs faisant courir des chevaux parmi les plus rapides du monde, au grand plaisir des spectateurs. Mme Grandy effectuera un retour en arrière pour se plonger dans l’histoire fascinante d’un sport dans lequel, encore aujourd’hui, le N.-B. continue de faire sa marque grâce au talent de jockeys renommés membres d’honneur du TRSNB, comme Earle B. Avery, Rufin Barrieau et James Doherty.

Renseignements: Temple de la renommée sportive du Nouveau-Brunswick

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Keswick Ridge Historical Society FLAVORFUL FALL FESTIVAL

Join us as the Keswick Ridge Historical Society celebrates the importance of FOOD in our history!  A day of activities and fun!

Saturday, Sept. 21st 10 am

10am Baking Contest – children & adults – call Dawna for details 363-2072
11 – 4 BBQ – Hot Dogs, hamburgers, sausages and Corn Boil
12 noon – Bike Rodeo – call Ralph for details 363-2115
1pm – Root Beer chugging contest
2 – 4pm – Variety Show – Local Talent – voluntary donation for admission
4pm – Pie Auction – 25 delicious home-made pies !


Be the first to buy our newly printed cookbook “A Taste of Keswick” which is full of recipes from old editions of the “Keswick Exchange” newspaper.  Interesting stories, photographs and quotations are included throughout the book ($20.00).  A great display of antique kitchen utensils and old cook books.

Display of children’s artwork – “My Favourite Meal”

A beautiful Basket full of goodies will be raffled.

Local history books, which have been re-printed by the Historical Society,  will be for sale.

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Queens County Court House Welcomes Thom Swift

16 Court House Road, Gagetown

On Sunday night, the last evening of the Queens County fair, singer-songwriter and award-winning Blues musician Thom Swift is performing at the Court House. (8 p.m., tickets $20). This is becoming a tradition for us because Thom makes it part of his Harvest Jazz and Blues experience; he stops in Gagetown on his way home to Halifax from Fredericton.

We’d love for you to come. His up-close-and-personal performance sounds fantastic in the courtroom acoustics.

You can check out Thom’s latest music on his website and he’ll be performing from his newest CD “The Fortunate Few”. It’s just garnered him three East Coast Music Association award nominations .

Hope to see you.

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