Welcome to Tantramar Heritage Trust

  • Campbell Carriage Factory Museum

Trust’s Latest Publication:
Sackville’s Roarin’ Game

traces the

125 Year History of the
Sackville Curling Club

Published in late October 2020, this 125 page book covers the full history of the Sackville Curling Club from 1895 to present. Researched and written by local author Al Smith, a long time member of the Curling Club, the book encapsulates the rich history of the Club and its gradual transition from an “old boys club” to a centre of social activity for the Town. The book is part of the Club’s planned 125th Anniversary celebrations.

It would be a great Christmas gift for anyone interested in the sport of Curling and especially in the history of our local club.

Price $16

How to purchase a copy?

At the Trust office 29B Queens Road, Sackville, NB.
From the author: phone 536-0164
From one of the Trust’s consignment outlets:
– Tidewater Books
– The Craft Gallery
– The Gift Shop at the Hospital

Welcome to our museums!

Both of our museums, the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre and the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum, are now open. Please note that masks are required for entry to our buildings.

HOURS

Boultenhouse Heritage Centre – Tuesdays through Fridays – 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Campbell Carriage Factory Museum – by appointment only. Please call (506) 536-2541 or email tantramarheritage@gmail.com.

If you would like to arrange a tour outside these times, please contact us (information listed at the bottom of this page) and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Information for Visitors during COVID-19

For the safety of everyone, please note the following:

  1. Please don’t visit if you’ve been out of the Atlantic bubble in the last 14 days, exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, or have been caring for someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
  2. Please bring your entire “bubble” to visit, but social distancing must be maintained from other bubbles and from staff members.
  3. Every visitor will be required to use hand sanitizer (provided by the museum) upon entering.
  4. Only self-guided tours are available, but staff will be nearby to chat and answer questions.
  5. Masks are required upon entry to our buildings.
  6. Please use hand sanitizer (which will be provided) before checking out our gift shop items and publications.
  7. We still accept cash, but recommend credit or debit cards. We accept debit cards that have tap enabled and any credit cards.
  8. Our Research Centre is closed to visitors, but we welcome email and telephone inquiries. For a fee, we can do research, make photocopies or scans, and send information to you.

About Us

Founded in 1996, the Tantramar Heritage Trust is devoted to the preservation of heritage resources in the Tantramar region of southeastern New Brunswick, Canada.

The Trust owns and operates two museums, maintains a history and genealogy research centre, publishes books on local history, holds events and workshops, and much more.

Visit our museums

Boultenhouse Heritage Centre

Shipbuilding and seafaring, railroads and foundries, domestic life, and an amazing Research Centre. Come visit the oldest house in Sackville, a unique octagonal house, and a shipwright’s mansion, all in one place. As of June 16, hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or by appointment (contact info. at bottom of page).

Campbell Carriage Factory Museum

One of the best examples of a 19th century industrial site in North America and the only original carriage factory left in Canada. Tentative opening date is Wednesday, July 1. Hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m. or by appointment (contact info. at bottom of page).

Visit our Research Centre

The Alec R. Purdy History and Genealogy Centre

The Centre contains books, periodicals, newspapers, articles, photographs, and genealogical information on Tantramar history. We welcome researchers, genealogists, and members of the general public to peruse our holdings and share information. Due to COVID-19, the Research Centre is closed to the public, but we welcome telephone and email inquiries (see below for contact information).

Our latest publications