Category Archives: Remember when?

Events, openings, field trips etc 1967 to the present.

The Princess and the Cape

In this period of official “days” of celebration for saint this and family that, we get excited about 6 April which is the internationally recognized Tartan Day.  We decided a few years ago to celebrate throughout the month of April. … Continue reading

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New Brunswick Looms a Tartan

Did you know that 2019 marks the Diamond Anniversary of the New Brunswick Tartan? What began as a special gift from the Royal New Brunswick Regiment to their honourary colonel, Max Aitken Lord Beaverbrook in October 1958, blossomed in 1959 … Continue reading

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Military Mystery and Wartime History

With the 100th anniversary of World War I being commemorated around the world, our ancestors with a military background sometimes their presence felt during the annual ghost walk.  Over the centuries the people of Queens County have been asked to … Continue reading

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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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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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Art Under the Influence – Morris Allaire Scovil

The tradition of finding inspiration in our people and places continued into the 20th century with river scenes by Morris Allaire Scovil (1889-1968).  Born in Gagetown on 4 July 1889, Morris Allaire Scovil was the son of Morris Scovil and … Continue reading

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Miss Otty remembers . . .

On Saturday, 4 June 2011, the Ouigoudi District Convention of the New Brunswick Women’s Institute in celebration of the NBWI’s 100th Anniversary, welcomed a special guest, a person and voice from the past, Miss Marianne Grey Otty (1890-1963).  Ever the … Continue reading

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