Albert County Museum Officially opened May 21st for the 2022 season. To kick-off the celebrations of the 60th Anniversary of the Museum, which opened to the public May 19, 1962, a symbolic ribbon cutting took place at 1:00pm in front of the Albert County Court House (1904) with some of the original artefacts that were on hand 60 years ago! We made an announcement on a special program along with our new “$60 for 60 Years” campaign. We welcomed long-term residents as well as those new to Albert County to discover the history of their new home!
June 4 – Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration from 1-4pm. In commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ascending to the throne, the Albert County Historical Society will host a Platinum Jubilee Ceremony at the Court House. Reception and display to follow in the Hall.
July 1-3 – Canada Day and RB Bennett Day in recognition of the contributions made by Albert County native, Rt. Hon. R.B. Bennett, Canada’s 11th Prime Minister, born July 3, 1870 in Hopewell, New Brunswick. There will be a special unveiling of the newly refurbished Bennett Exhibit in the 1845 Records Office on July 3.
July 12-16 – 45th Annual Quilt Show & Sale, 9:30am-5pm daily. Join us for one of the largest quilt events in Atlantic Canada. Admission is only $3 per person. Purchase raffle tickets ($2 each or $5 for three tickets) with proceeds going to support ACHS & M.
July 23-31 - Artisan Showcase “60 Years of Art” includes painters, multi-medium artists, potters, photographers, fibre artists and woodworkers. Curated by Michelle Harvey-Larson of Studio on the Marsh.
July 31 – Love Your Covered Bridge Day at Sawmill Creek Bridge. 2nd Annual Event – details soon!
August 12-13 - Children’s Festival. Join us for the inaugural Albert County Museum Children’s Festival. Families, children and youth are invited to these fun and engaging days of music, arts and crafts, children’s authors and “hands-on history”. The festival is included in admission fees and children under 5 are free!
August 19-20 – Evening in the Parlour. Variety show in the Court House with history, music and fun.
October Harvest Dinner – Albert County has a rich agricultural past and we will be hosting an “1845 Dinner” serving time-honoured dishes with locally produced food, regional chefs and live music. Tickets and info soon.