Category: The White Fence

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…

The White Fence, issue #86

april 2019 Editorial This issue of your newsletter contains two very interesting Maritime topics of our past: shipbuilding and the dangers of seafaring in the 19th century. In the mid-1800s, Sackville had three active shipyards: the Purdy, Dixon and Boultenhouse shipyards. As you read about the Purdy shipyard, you may find it interesting how the… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #85

january 2019 Editorial One hundred and fifty years ago, in the early years of Confederation, the Maritime Provinces largely consisted of a scattering of small communities. As the country grew and prospered, growing cities absorbed many of these. Some, such as Johnson’s Mills, Minudie and Midgic (to name just a few), are today remnants of… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #84

december 2018 Editorial Over the years, numerous friends and members of the Trust have been generous with donations of artifacts that they considered significant to Tantramar history. In this issue, read about a chance discovery in the nearby state of Maine which resulted in a significant donation to the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre. Al Smith relates… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #83

november 2018 Editorial Dear friends, We do remember them. Join me on two trips of military remembrances, each one in a different World War! Colin MacKinnon remembers Private Lloyd Estabrooks from Middle Sackville who signed up to fight in WWI. Follow Lloyd’s ambitions to join the war effort and how the times stepped in to… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #82

OCTOBER 2018 Editorial Dear friends, When I first came to Sackville as a Mount Allison freshman on 10 September, 1969 (obviously a happy day never to be forgotten!), the fork in the road at Salem/ East Main (as we knew it at that time) was a centre of activity. Naturally, Mount Allison was a busy… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #81

may 2018 Editorial Dear friends, Diaries are personal keepsakes that provide first-hand accounts of events which, over time, become important historic treasures. They are the gold that history-prospectors seek. One of today’s prospectors is Charlie Scobie who was handed some of these treasures by David Fullerton whose late mother Marcie (maiden name Morice) had collected… Continue reading…