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Was known along river since turn of the century

11 December marks the anniversary of the 1957 death of one of the most interesting residents of the Gagetown community:  LeBaron (Barry) Hector.  The following is extracted from Marianne Grey Otty’s obituary; for the full article, contact us at info@queenscountyheritage.com. … Continue reading

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A Dominion from Sea to Sea Began in Queens County

In 1817 Thomas Morgan Tilley married Susan Peters and they moved into a small house on Front Street, Gagetown. Thomas, a storekeeper and carpenter, immediately began expanding the house, finishing a large addition just in time to welcome the birth … Continue reading

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Someone Before Us . . .

Since the beginning, Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq have lived and worked in the area now known as Queens County.  While possessing distinct languages and cultures, the two nations share a common physical, intellectual, and spiritual bond with the land.  New Brunswick … Continue reading

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If these walls could talk

Even though the weather still feels like late summer, the spirits of Queens County are still lurking around. With the addition of the Loomcrofters Studio to the grounds of the Tilley House and the developing heritage hub at that end … 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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Quilt of the Day!

This child’s quilt was made by Mary A. Vanwart Gerow (13 January 1859 – 8 March 1931) for her son, George Stephen Gerow (October 1903 – 1 August 1957) in 1903.  Mary was the twin sister of Charlotte D. Vanwart … Continue reading

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Miss Charlotte Bell

From 190 years ago a little piece of art we call Miss Charlotte Bell by noted Canadian folk artist Thomas MacDonald.  Painted 6 July 1820, the scene is a young girl seated with an open book on her lap, brown … Continue reading

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