Category: The White Fence

The White Fence, issue #96

october 2021 Editorial Dear Friends, We learn something new every day! Until recently, I was completely unaware of the existence of the Canadian Paper Money Society and the fact that this society has its own journal. The main article in this newsletter, written by Mark Holton, appeared in the Canadian Paper Money Society Journal (Volume… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #95

May 2021 Editorial Dear Friends, History is best told by those who lived it. Our dear friend and contributor, Al Smith, was born and raised, retired, and is living in Sackville and is best- qualified to share two fascinating stories from Sackville’s past, one of which he played a part in. After reading the first… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #94

march 2021 Editorial Dear Friends, The sea is in the blood of most Maritimers. This could not be truer than for Captain George Anderson and his family. The great grandparents of Captain George were Yorkshire immigrants who came to our shores in 1772 and a direct descendent, Jesse Irwin Anderson, died in 1936. This article… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #93

february 2021 Editorial Dear Friends, Come with us on two exciting journeys! The first is a trip by horse and sleigh in the early part of the twentieth century when horses were still the primary mode of transportation. But this is no ordinary trip; Frank Ward and daughter Teckla travelled by sleigh around the Jolicure… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #92

december 2020 Editorial Dear Friends, One way or another, we all leave an imprint on the land. In an exercise of historical and archeological investigation, Paul Bogaard has researched the homes of the Seaman family in Minudie. But first, a little background: Amos Peck “King” Seaman was born in Wood Creek near Sackville, New Brunswick,… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #91

October 2020 Special Edition: Coping with Covid-19 Editorial Dear Friends, The coronavirus, commonly referred to as Covid-19, has essentially upended our economic and social world. With the country being in the midst of this pandemic, changes and modifications to our “normal” activities have become essential to our lives. The work of the Tantramar Heritage Trust… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #90

 April 2020 Closed for Now These are certainly unprecedented and difficult times we’re living in. As you may know, our museums have been closed to the public since March 16, 2020, in accordance with the government’s directive. We don’t know what this means for summer programs and events, but at this time it looks like… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #89

february 2020 Editorial Dear Friends, I take great pleasure in introducing you to very special people of our community – then and now! First of all, I invite you to meet Marilyn (Wheaton) Keller, a very proud United Empire Loyalist descendant. Marilyn details the life of her Loyalist ancestor Thomas Wheaton who arrived at 25… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #88

november 2019 Editorial Dear Friends, Some of you will be getting this Remembrance Day newsletter a bit later than was intended (i.e. beyond 11 November). Computer problems and a nasty cold made it impossible for your devoted editor to do otherwise under these circumstances. In this issue, we introduce you to Norman Jesse Rogers of… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #87

september 2019 Editorial Dear Friends, This issue of your newsletter includes three articles spanning a period beginning in 1686, through to 1788, and ending in the 1980s. All deal with “quirky” topics, which, once you absorb all the fascinating details, will carry you effortlessly through those times. As the saying goes “it’s all in the… Continue reading…