Monday, August 25, 2014

In the News - Kings Landing Foundation will Provide Bursaries for Students to Attend Summer Camp

Kings Landing ‘a magical place and we want it to keep going’

The Daily Gleaner, August 22, 2014 - The Kings Landing Foundation has been formed to raise funding to sustain the 40-year-old historic settlement’s future.
Carol Loughrey, the foundation’s president, said its goal is to ensure Kings Landing will continue to preserve New Brunswick artifacts and social history into the future.
She said the foundation will raise money through soliciting donations and accessing grants and other funding sources that aren’t accessible to Kings Landing because it’s a Crown corporation.
Now that the settlement is into its fourth decade, she said, there are many pieces of infrastructure that need repair or replacement and that takes money, which the foundation will help raise...

...the foundation wants to ensure the historical settlement is able to continue to serve as an educational resource for students throughout the province and, perhaps, the rest of the country.
“We want to set up interactive media that can go into the schools so you can give kids a taste of this,” she said.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Two New Exhibits at the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

“160 Years of Baseball in New Brunswick” documents the sport’s exciting history since the first recorded game was played in Chatham in 1853. Displays feature artefacts from some of the province’s most outstanding players, coaches, officials and teams from the late 1800s to today.

“The World of Parallel Sport” tells the story of New Brunswick’s trailblazing wheelchair athletes and coaches whose successes at the international level helped build parallel sport in the province and Canada. Artefacts from the museum’s collection and modern adaptive equipment from Para NB’s Equipment Loan Service show the evolution of parallel sport since the end of the Second World War.

Library & Archives Canada Lest We Forget Centotaph Project

Lest We Forget Project: Cenotaph Research Updates:

Welcome to the Lest We Forget Project. We have recently added 200 digitized military personnel records to the website. These records represent 100 men and women who served our country in the First World War, and 100 in the Second World War. We gratefully acknowledge ( who made this work possible.

Although the site features a new design and layout, the content of the "Notes for Teachers" and the "Student Guidelines" has not changed. Additional information has been added to the "Galleries" and "Further Research" sections.

Conference at SMU on The War of 1812 in Atlantic Canada

From 21-24 August 2014 Saint Mary’s University will be hosting a conference examining the “The War of 1812 in Atlantic Canada.” Details about the conference, including the program, can be found at:

For more information contact Keith Mercer at

New Brunswick Museum receives $1.1 million for Collections Centre improvement

SAINT JOHN (GNB) – The provincial government is investing $1.1 million in the development of a plan to improve the conditions of the New Brunswick Museum Collections Centre.

The centre houses many collections owned by the province and managed by the New Brunswick Museum. It is also the site of research, preservation activities, laboratories and a workspace for staff and volunteers.

The centre has been deteriorating due to issues with heating, ventilation, water leaks and overcrowding, among others. Left unaddressed, the continued deterioration could place collections, staff, volunteers and the public at risk.

“The New Brunswick Museum conserves our heritage assets and shares many of them with the world, contributing to how we explain and showcase who we are as New Brunswickers,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Trevor Holder. “Our continued investment in the New Brunswick Museum underscores our pride in our collective heritage and our commitment to ensuring it is preserved for future generations.”