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Tantramar Heritage Trust to launch 32nd publication, unveil new exhibits

The Tantramar Heritage Trust will launch its latest publication, Church Congregations in Sackville NB, on Sunday, Oct. 15. PHOTO SUBMITTED
The Tantramar Heritage Trust will launch its latest publication, Church Congregations in Sackville NB, on Sunday, Oct. 15. PHOTO SUBMITTED

SACKVILLE, N.B. – The Tantramar Heritage Trust recently announced the launch of a new publication, Church Congregations in Sackville NB, edited by Peter Hicklin.

The book launch will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre, 29 Queens Road in Sackville.

This new publication is a 38-page booklet that records presentations by spokespersons from six of Sackville’s churches, who participated in the Trust’s and the Town’s Heritage Day activities in February 2016.

All presenters were asked to focus on the history and legacy of their respective congregations rather than the actual buildings, which was in keeping with the provincial theme for heritage week 2106: “Leadership and Legacy”.

The congregations covered are Holy Rosary – St Vincent Catholic, Middle Sackville Baptist, Main Street Baptist, Sackville Methodist-United, the Anglican Church and the Presbyterian Church. The publication gives a brief historical overview of those congregations and highlights their leadership and legacy in the community.

The Tantramar Heritage Trust is most pleased to include this publication in its listing of historical books.

Also on Oct. 15, the Trust will be unveiling a new exhibit at the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre, titled “The Profession of Housekeeping.”

This exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Pauline Spatz, a longtime friend and supporter of the Trust. Many of the items in the exhibit are from the Wry Collection, which consists of almost 1,000 artifacts generously donated by Spatz over the years.

In addition to the exhibit, new installations have been made over the summer featuring the genealogy of the Boultenhouse and Bulmer families and the Wry Room has been almost completely overhauled. There will be lots of new things for visitors to enjoy.

All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, please contact the Heritage Trust office at 536-2541.

 

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