Author Archives: queenscountyheritage

Politics makes strange grave-fellows

Fall is usually prime election season.  Whether provincially or federally, supporting this party or that party, or watching the spectacle across the border every four years, politics always incites passion in Queens County.   Looking back over the past three centuries … Continue reading

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Antiques Identification and Appraisal Clinic Coming to Chipman

Ever wondered if that old thing in the closet is worth anything? What is that thing Grandma kept in the cupboard? Why did Grandpa give me this thing? How is this old object used? When was it made? Who used … Continue reading

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Gifts Fit for a Queen

Province’s Royal Gift Completed After Long And Exacting Work (News clipping found in an order book, Loomcrofters Studio Collection, 23 October 1951) Two Handwoven Motor Rugs To Be Presented By Premier By Marianne Grey Otty Gagetown, Oct. 23 – (Special)- … Continue reading

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Art Under the Influence – Cheryl Bogart

In these days of Wiis, iPods and other high-tech gadgets of the 21st century it may have been impossible to find that perfect gift for someone on your Christmas list.  Maybe a look back in time can provide some inspiration … Continue reading

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Art Under the Influence – Rhoda Chapman

This drawing is one of a series prepared by Rhoda Chapman for her husband, Dr. James Chapman, for his book, River Boy.  The scene is of the Weston Store, the large stone store/building on Front Street, one of several in … Continue reading

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Art Under the Influence: Mary Pratt

In 1969, the Honourable William West’s daughter, well-known Canadian artist Mary Pratt gave two drawings to our collection.  One of her father, shown here, and one of her father’s judicial colleague and fellow Queens County boy, the Honourable Arthur Reid … Continue reading

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Art Under the Influence – William West

The Honourable William John West (1892-1985) is better known as a provincial Minister of Justice and provincial court judge, but he is also an author and artist.  His West Brothers Sawmill at Coles Island quickly became one of the highlights … Continue reading

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