May 1, 2019
Join us on Saturday, May 18th at 1 pm for the Official Unveiling of the new “Acadians in Albert County” exhibit. This project’s recognition of Acadian settler’s contribution towards the rich cultural heritage of Albert County, will be a part of the Season Opening festivities taking place on May 18th. Visitors will be able to tour the Museum and take part in the event. Refreshments will be offered after presentations from local dignitaries, government officials and members of the Board of Directors. Learn more about the Albert County Museum & RB Bennett Centre by visiting www.albertcountymuseum.com.
“Many of the places and regions of this area, such as Shepody Bay, (Chipodie) were named by Acadians.” according to Board Chair Stuart Liptay. “Interestingly enough, one of the great heroes of the Acadian Expulsion was from Albert County. Joseph "Beausoleil" Broussard was from Stoney Creek. He was not only a militia leader but was also a Privateer on the Petitcodiac. He eventually led his people to settle in Louisiana. We are proud to be telling their story at the Albert County Museum and hope you will visit to share this with us”.
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 Courthouse built in 1904. There are several special events that take place at the Museum including Canada Day Celebrations which includes the recognition of the contributions of Albert County native Prime Minister RB Bennett, who was born in Hopewell.
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 9:30 - 5:30 from May 18th until end of Sept. We are located only 2 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 Courthouse are available for private bookings and events.
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Albert County Museum & RB Bennett Centre
3940 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB E4H 3J8
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