Readers of Connecting Albert County may recall the “Albert County 175” programming that was hosted in 2020 with the support of the Government of Canada. Over the course of the year, the popular photo-a-day program was shared on our website blog and on Facebook and Twitter. Several concerts were held, including the outdoor Rising Tide Festival concert near the Exhibition Hall, as well as the 100th anniversary re-dedication of the WWI field guns held in the “square” and the Artisan Showcase held in the Court House. A commemorative AC175 souvenir magazine was produced and mailed to every household in Albert County, as well as to the schools. Of the 20,000 printed magazines, only a few copies remain. The AC175 collector’s pin that was designed is still proudly worn by local residents.
Due to Covid-19, the exhibit remained on site at the Albert County Museum in the Court House where it was enjoyed by visitors during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Several of those who enjoyed the exhibit were teachers from Riverview High School, so plans were made for a time when the exhibit could be shared with the Grade 9 classes as they study the history of New Brunswick. We are proud to say that during this past December and January, the exhibit was placed at RHS and was greatly enjoyed by students and teachers alike. In February, it was installed in Riverview Town Hall as part of NB Heritage Week. Visitors enjoyed the exhibit, remarking on how much they appreciated the work that went into the display and how much they learned about the area.
The exhibit is currently at Resurgo Place in Moncton where it was installed in February as part of their Discovery Lab program, which allowed visitors to participate in a fun Heritage Hunt. We are presently reaching out to schools in the region and looking to partner with villages and community groups.
If you have not yet seen the exhibit, it will be on display in the Community Hall for Maple Fest 2022 ( Saturday, April 2 from 9:30am to 5pm and on Sunday, April 3 from 11:00am to 4:00 pm). Come by for some Maple Fest fun and learn more about the People of the Tides! Admission is free, with coffee service and gift shop items for sale.
Where will the Mobile Exhibit go next? Do you have a public event where you feel the Mobile Exhibit would be enjoyed by your guests? Let us know and we will install the display for free as part of our outreach and educational mandate. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 506-734-2003.
The Albert County Museum opens for the season on Victoria Day weekend. Learn more by visiting our website: www.albertcountymuseum.com