The Albert County Historical Society is pleased to announce the 60th Anniversary of the Albert County Museum will take place in 2022. The Museum, located in Hopewell Cape, NB, opened to the public in 1962 on the site of the historic 1845 “Shiretown” of Albert County, the once-bustling municipality capital.
“The Albert County Museum came into existence because a group of Albert County citizens knew the importance of preserving the history and artefacts of past generations,” expressed Dawne McLean, President of the Albert County Historical Society. “Without the Museum, valuable information of our past would have been erased....never to be appreciated by future generations.”
Throughout 2022, the amazing history of the area will be shared through in-person events, as well as by digital means, including the Albert County Museum (ACM) website, social media and special videos.
Programming will be for history lovers of all ages and, where possible, will be free of charge, available at a nominal fee, or included with paid admission to the Museum.
New exhibits will feature a Lieutenant Governor Abner Reid McClelan Exhibit and refurbished Prime Minister RB Bennett Exhibit. An educational Heritage Activity Booklet will be created to engage children with fun heritage facts and activities, stories, pictures to colour and riddles to solve. These will be available free of charge or by donation.
The Albert County Museum is owned and operated by the Albert County Historical Society Inc. (ACHS), a federally recognized non-profit charitable organization. We appreciate the ongoing support from com- munity members, volunteers and donors. ACHS is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick, with community support from Friends of Fundy (Fundy Guild), Albert County Tourism Association, AC Chamber of Commerce and Connecting Albert County.
Albert County Historical Society, Museum & RB Bennett Centre
3940 Route 114,
Hopewell Cape, NB E4H 3J8