At the same time, the museum will be announcing a major component of the exhibit approved by Library and Archives Canada, which will be ready in time for the Steeves Family Reunion in July. This major reunion marks the Sester-centennial of the arrival of the Stief (Steeves) family.
The exhibit, arranged chronologically, leads the visitor through the story of the Steeves family and their significance in, not only Albert County’s history, but Canada’s history. Members of the Steeves family to be included are: William Henry Steeves, Father of Confederation; Simon Newcomb, Astronomer and Mathematician; Percy Hamilton Seymour, 18th Duke of Somerset; Dr. Esther Clark Wright, Author, Historian and Scholar; Jack Layton, former Leader of the Opposition.
The exhibit was made possible by partial funding from the province of New Brunswick, Heritage Branch.
A major announcement to be made during the Grand Opening will relate the Steeves 250 Years in Albert County exhibit with the Museum's Victory Cannon Campaign, which is restoring the two First World War Trophy Cannons that sit in the square in Hopewell Cape.
The day also marks the opening day at the museum (9:30am -5:30pm) and is also the first Weekly Farmers and Crafters Market hosted by Foods of the Fundy Valley (9am-1pm) of the season. The weekly ‘Breakfast at the Museum’ (9am-noon) starts on the 21st as well.
About the Museum
The Albert County Museum and RB Bennett Commemorative Centre is located at 3940 Route 114 in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick and celebrates the proud history of Albert County, as well as its native son the Rt. Hon. RB Bennett, the only Canadian prime minister to come from New Brunswick. The Museum’s small village of historic Shiretown buildings are filled with artifacts that tell the fascinating story of the area’s past.