Join us on Monday, July 1st from 12-4pm for Annual Canada Day Festivities and the birthday of RB Bennett. This year’s event includes a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the joyous return of soldiers to New Brunswick in 1919 at the end of World War One. A highlight was the visit of the Prince of Wales and Albert County’s success in the Victory Loans Campaign, which resulted in a gift of a German cannon captured at Vimy Ridge. A guest speaker will share stories of the 26th Battalion.
“We are very proud to have the Victory Loans Flag that was awarded to Albert County for money raised in the community, which is now on display in the ‘County of Heroes’ area in our Exhibition Hall,” said Stuart Liptay, President of the Albert County Historical Society. “We invite you to visit to see this, as well as the Victory Cannons we were awarded which share a place of distinction near the RB Bennett Monument.”
The Albert County Museum is located in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick. The Museum consists of eight buildings on a six-acre site and features twenty-three themed galleries. All of the buildings are original to the site and are part of the overall historical Shiretown of Albert County. The County Tax Office, County Records Office and County Gaol (jail) are from the time of the creation of Albert County in 1845.
The museum also features a Visitor Info Centre located in an historic Library Building, the Hopewell Cape Community Hall and the beautiful County Court House built in 1904. There are several special events that take place at the Museum including the Annual Quilt and Fibre Arts Fair and the Royalty Tea.
Along with the new “Acadians in Albert County” exhibit,is a recent addition “County of Heroes WWI - Featuring Canadian Hero Lt. Col. Cyrus Peck VC.” We are also starting preparations for the 175th Anniversary of Albert County, which will take place in 2020, and will involve a unique “Barn Quilt” project.
If you would like to visit the Museum, we are open daily 9:30am-5:30pm until late September. We are located only two minutes north of the Hopewell Rocks. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, $25 for families; admission for children under 5 is free. (Group rates are available.) The Community Hall and Court House are available for private bookings and events.
Albert County Museum & RB Bennett Centre
3940 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB