The staff and volunteers of the Albert County Museum are very excited to launch a new exhibit for 2018 and invite everyone to come and experience: "County of Heroes: Cyrus Peck, VC and the Victory Cannon." The exhibit is presented in a stylized First World War trench; complete with sandbags and rusted corrugated steel, it recreates a realistic setting of life in the trenches and memorializes the lives of those brave heroes of Albert County who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
We present the exciting story of the capture of the Vimy Gun, from its use on the battlefield to its historic final resting place in Hopewell Cape Square; a prize won by the citizens of Albert County in the Victory Loans Competition of 1919.
This is a true account of courage, sacrifice and, most of all, enormous accomplishment. The exhibit highlights two significant historical events not only for Albert County, but for New Brunswick and Canada as a whole. It is the telling of one of Canada’s greatest unsung heroes and the amazing sacrifices made by the people of Albert County for their country, not only by its brave men and women, but also by the generous contributions of its citizens.
The Albert County Museum is open daily 9:30am to 5:30pm from the Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day weekend.
Dan Ross is Manager/Curator, Albert County Museum & RB Bennett Centre.