Sackville to celebrate Heritage Day

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Ernie Partridge chats with visitors to his antique tool display at last year's Tantramar Heritage Trust Heritage Day activities.

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Enjoy a hearty breakfast, browse through heritage displays and local publications, solve some mysteries in photographs and learn about New Brunswick war artists. Those are some of the events that await you as the Tantramar Heritage Trust hosts to the 18th annual Heritage Day celebrations in Sackville on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.

The morning session, held at the Tantramar Regional High School, will feature a Heritage Day breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. that annually attracts between 300-350 participants. Tickets for the breakfast can be purchased in advance from Trust members, at the office at Boultenhouse Heritage Centre or at the door that morning. Ray Dixon and his dedicated crew of volunteers will serve up a fresh, wholesome breakfast to start your day – a day in which you have an opportunity to enrich your knowledge of the region’s heritage.

Displays, located in the alcove off the TRHS cafeteria, will feature exhibits from:  Fort Beausejour/Fort Cumberland National Historic Site, Sackville Heritage Board, SPLASH and the Tantramar Heritage Trust.

Publications will be available from the Tantramar Heritage Trust and will include the most recent ones: Sackville Then and Now by Kip Jackson and Charlie Scobie and The White Fence: Compendium II, edited by Peter Hicklin.

The minister for the department of tourism, heritage and culture has declared the theme of Heritage Week 2014 to be New Brunswick Remembers (1914-2014).  In light of this, in the afternoon, Gemey Kelly, curator and director of the Owens Art Gallery, will present a talk titled “In the Field: New Brunswick War Artists”. This event takes place in the great room of the Anderson Octagonal House on Queens Road in Sackville at 2 p.m.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

For further information, call the Tantramar Heritage Trust office at 536-2541 or drop in to the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre, 29 Queens Road, Tuesday to Thursday.

Organizations: Tantramar Heritage Trust, Tantramar Regional High School, Boultenhouse Heritage Centre Sackville Heritage Board Owens Art Gallery Anderson Octagonal House

Geographic location: Sackville, New Brunswick, 29 Queens Road

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