The Tantramar Heritage Trust will be presenting their 17th annual Heritage Day on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.
Morning activities will be held at the Tantramar Regional High School, including the annual Heritage Day breakfast in the cafeteria from 7:30-10:30 a.m., and heritage displays in the foyer. This year, the Trust is very excited to present an encore presentation of the Sackville Heritage Review Board’s “Then and Now” exhibit, which was presented to rave reviews in the summer of 2012. The exhibits will be on from 7:30-11:30 a.m.
Afternoon activities will be held at the newly rehabilitated Anderson Octagonal House at the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre, 29 Queens Road Sackville. After many months of very hard work, including moving the house from its location on King Street to Queen's Road last summer, the Trust is finally ready to unveil this final piece in the celebration of Sackville's 250th anniversary. The afternoon will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the Anderson House open for viewing. At 2 p.m. the official opening, with dignitaries and descendants of George Anderson from several locations on hand, will take place upstairs in “the great room”, followed by two very interesting presentations. Gary Hughes of the New Brunswick Museum will speak on "The Octagon Form Amongst 19th Century New Brunswick Styles", and Paul Bogaard of the Tantramar Heritage Trust will speak on The Anderson Octagon House of Sackville, NB. The day will end with additional time for viewing the house and displays from 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Tickets for the breakfast can be obtained at the door, or in advance by contacting the Trust. Afternoon activities are free of charge and are open to everyone. For more details, phone (506) 536-2541 or visit www.heritage.tantramar.com.